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Means nothing: Burr cells are an artifact of how the smear was pushed when it was made. It is simply a technical note for the lab folks. If she is otherwise healthy, ignore it. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 2.5 YO to have results of Anisocytosis: Rare Burr Cells: Slight, Microcytes: Rare, Polychromasia: Rare on a morphology Report?
2.5 YO: No, your comments are not "normal". If your child has the issues you report you must continue to see a specialist. If you are not satisfied with the doctor you take tour child, have one of your friends refer you to a doctor with whom you will be more satisfied. Wish the baby well - please keep me posted; we can all learn something. ...Read more
3 yr old. Very poor growth. Calprotectin 165, ESR 30, burr cells 1+. Very high IGA. Could this be normal or is something definitely wrong? GI related?
3yr old. Calprotectin 165. ESR Sed rate 26, Immunoglobulin A 183. Burr cells 1+. Poor weight gain. Could this be normal? GI related?
Not normal: Elevated CRP and ESR suggest an inflammatory process. With a history of pneumonia and adenoidectomy, it sounds like your child has had sigificant illness. With poor weight gain, both GI and Immune dysfunction should be evaluiated by your child's doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yr old h/O failure to thrive/poor growth. Ped GI found IgA 183, ESR 26, calprotectin 165, burr cells 1+. Plan is to repeat labs & if unchanged colonoscopy. food allergy??? Maybe see allergist too????
Failure to thrive : I think your GI doctor suggested an upper endoscopy with possible sigmoidoscopy. Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy Is a possible reason which is evaluated by biopsies. If the biopsies are consistent with above then next step is an allergist but make sure you see a pediatric allergist who is familiar with this condition. There are other reasons for failure to thrive as well so follow your GI rec's ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Hopefully this has been decided by your parents before it is necessary . That is what a will is for. Parents usually choose the child who they feel should be in charge and that may or may not be the oldest. Being firstborn doesn't rest that responsibility on one just by virtue of birth order...Unless you are an only child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do parents whose child died and have donated the organs get to keep the body for burial or cremation?
Can my untreated teeth be detrimental to my health? I have over $8000 worth of work to get done. With $0 i'm afraid my health will start deteriorating i'm only 25 years old. Should i start making my burial arrangements?
Or are there any dentists that do
Yes, detrimental: See if there is a dental school near you . The treatment is much less expensive -- what you save in money, you pay in time. It takes longer for treatment. You also might find a clinic at a hospital that has a teaching program for postdoctoral dental training. (gpr or aegd). Good luck -- no burial yet ! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My brother in law died this morning Cancer patient. but Died of Pneumonia. Can we delay burial one day till tomorrow afternoon. Until all family gather?dr say he was on chemo and burial Asap should be
Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?
One theory: This one biomarker of aging. Other theories include oxidative stress, and other environmental stressors, genetics, etc. Nature(genetic longevity) and nurture(environmental, how we treat ourselves, medical care) all contribute to the longevity of the human race. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is/are the best test(s) for detecting a monoclonal plasma cell disorder? How sensitive are these tests? Which types of mpcds can they detect?
LE Cells: A neutrophil or macrophage (type of white blood cell) that has been engulfed the denatured nuclear material of another cell. The denatured material is an absorbed hematoxylin body (also called an LE body). They are a characteristic of lupus erythematosus, but also found in similar connective tissue disorders. LE Test for lupus: positive when 10 or more of these cells are seen under microscope ...Read more
Antibodies: B cells are immune cells that develop in the Bone marrow and mature in the lymphoid organs. They make antibodies that protect our bodies from foreign invaders such as viruses. Most vaccines work by stimulating our body's B cells to make antibodies so that they can already be present to protect us when we are exposed to an actual viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of lymphocyte: When lymphocytes were first recognized as a small population of the white blood cells, Bob Good divided them into T and B cells. The T cells were matured in the Thymus and the B cells in the Bursa of Fabricius found in the chicken. The B cells produce antibody andthe T cells contain cells ie. Th 1, making IL2 and the Th2 IL 10. The TH 1 targets bacteria and viruses. ...Read more
Lymphocytes: T cells, different types, master the specific immune system, while B cells mainly produce different types of antibodies, under the the control T cells, to fight invading microorganisms and/or invading antigens, just simply put for a very complex system (the immune system) ...Read more
Manage immunity: Helper T cells are unit commanders that instruct soldiers on the front lines. They help B cells secrete protective antibodies. They help "killer" T cells attack infected cells. They also influence the "flavor" of the immune response to favor more of an allergic-type response versus more of a flu-like response. They are CD4 positive cells that are destroyed in HIV/AIDS leading to immunodeficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer