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Handling Gastroenteritis Condition
What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese
Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With gastroenteritis, total WBC isn't raised, the only abnormality is low lymphocytes (339). Is this likely a virus, or an autoimmune condition?
Gastroenteritis: Most gastroenteritis is viral and lasts only a few days at most. Often it lasts only 24-48 hours. The total WBC count is not usually elevated. A low lymphocyte count is normal during such an infection. Here's a research paper describing this phenomenon, called "transient lymphopenia" : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1085751. ...Read more
Initially : As with virtually all conditions, the severity of the disease determines some influence on the likelihood of outgrowing it. ...Read more
Son has had gastroenteritis for 8 days and still puking every other day. Normal? Concerns? Contagous? Can gastroenteritis lead to acid reflux disease?
This can certainly: happen as the gastroenteritis is resolving. Is he just vomiting once/day? Any fever? Other symptoms? The answer to this also depends on his age. It's more concerning if he's younger. No, gastroenteritis does not lead to acid reflux disease. Please discuss with his doctor or consider doing a consult with one of us on Prime if this continues. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Chest pain: Noncardiac chest pains are common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it gastroenteritis, cdiff, or celiac disease when diarrhea is accompanied w/low grade temp, head/bodyaches, egg smell and yellowish/greenish stool?
Probably a dumb question, but I take two doses of ODT Zofran daily due to disease and nausea. Does this help protect me from vomiting from stomach flu?
Not Dumb! It helps.: Zofran helps with nausea and vomiting from many causes. So if you are taking it for chronic nausea, it will also affect the nausea from an acute gastroenteritis (stomach bug). It's a good question! Zofran treats symptoms: nausea and vomiting, not the cause of them. These symptoms can have many causes, which Zofran does not correct. ...Read more
Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools.Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection.Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac , ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus.Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more
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