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Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

See below : Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read more

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What is the cause for high reactive lymphocytes?

What is the cause for high reactive lymphocytes?

Viral infection: Viral infections like epstein barr (cause of mono), CMV and others are the usual causes of elevation of reactive lymphocytes. If these persist, it would be prudent to have a hematologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for atypical lymphocytes?

What is the best medicine for atypical lymphocytes?

None: The most common reason a person has atypical lymphocytes in their blood is a recent viral illness. No medicine is required for this, they will go away as the infection is cleared. ...Read more

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What does high absolute lymphocyte and atypical lymphocytes indicate?

What does high absolute lymphocyte and atypical lymphocytes indicate?

Viral infection: Most likely a viral infection. Seen in "mono" and similar infections. Need a through physical examination and additional studies. ...Read more

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What is a normal number of atypical lymphocytes ?

Zero: By definition, there should not be any circulating atypical lymphocytes in a 'normal' person. ...Read more

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Pbs shows few atypical lymphocytes seen. No blast noted. Could this be from leukemia or lymphoma?

Pbs shows few atypical lymphocytes seen. No blast noted. Could this be from leukemia or lymphoma?

Unlikely: This is a very nonspecific finding. This is often seen in viral illnesses. Often it is not a significant problem. ...Read more

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What could atypical lymphocytes with low neutrophils and high lymphocyte values mean? Everything else is in normal range.

What could atypical lymphocytes with low neutrophils and high lymphocyte values mean? Everything else is in normal range.

Generally viral: but having a lot of them would indicate a serious condition like leukemia. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but there's a lot more on the test that you wouldn't know to tell me, but the person ordering it would know. How abnormal are they? how many ? is there a lot of anemia or other abnormalities ? is the person getting the test sick? ...Read more

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My pbs shows 8 atypical lymphocytes I am on remission since 2007 from pre b all ?

My pbs shows 8 atypical lymphocytes I am on remission since 2007 from pre b all ?

The most common: Cause of atypical lymphatic on the smear is a viral infection. Always anxiety in leukemia survivorship, but no red flag here. ...Read more

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Are reactive lymphocytes found in a peripheral smear normal ? I have 9.6 % and an absolute count of 1,000. I don't have any viruses currently.

Are reactive lymphocytes found in a peripheral smear normal ? I have 9.6 % and an absolute count of 1,000. I don't have any viruses currently.

Maybe you do!: You could have a viral infection but your body's immune system is being successful at fighting it off. Reactive lymphocytes are usually ones that have been activated to fight a foreign antigen (like viruses). ...Read more

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