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How is the blood affected in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

How is the blood affected in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Different ways: Although the word leukemia refers to cancerous white cells in the blood, many times the disease is growing so fast in the bone marrow that these cells never enter the blood and also, since they crowd out normal blood cells in the marrow, these are also decreased or absent in the blood leading to problems with infection, bleeding profound weakness. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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What is happening in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

What is happening in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Blood abnormal: The lymphoblast count (leukemic cells) increases, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) develop. This is all due to uncontrolled proliferation of lymphoblasts in the bone marrow. Rapid treatment is required. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Could you tell me what happens in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

See below...: Usually the WBC (white blood cell) count is significantly increased and continues to increase if the leukemia is left untreated. Anemia (low rbc count and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) are also common findings. The leukemic cells traveling in the blood may infiltrate various organs. Very high WBC counts may cause increased viscosity of the blood resulting in thrombosis (clot). ...Read more

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What is the average blood count of patients with leukemia?

What is the average blood count of patients with leukemia?

No average: There is wide variation with the type of leukemia. Some leukemiias may have lower than normal counts, and others may have in the millions. ...Read more

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How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute leukemia patient?

How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute  leukemia  patient?

Blood transfusions: Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells are mot typically recommended. ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a 73 year old person who diagnosed with acute leukemia and his white blood cell is 80,000?

What is the survival chance of a 73 year old person who diagnosed with acute leukemia and his white blood cell is 80,000?

Which type?: The odds depend entirely on the molecular and antigenic sub typing of this particular tumor. Unti this is done, prognosticating is not helpful ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

What is the prognosis for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Good: The treatment for allis very long but very good. There are different risk groups of all depending on many factors. The best of these have a prognosis of 95% cure rates. The common risk groups have 80-85%cure rates. ...Read more

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Which treatment for osteomyelitis of a patient with sickle cell disease and the osteomyelitis is caused by salmonella?

Which treatment for osteomyelitis of a patient with sickle cell disease and the osteomyelitis is caused by salmonella?

Ask infectious Disea: Osteomyelitis usually require antibiotics for 6 weeks preferable intravenously because the poor penetration of most antibiotics to the bone. The best answer is given by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of a leukemia patient surviving if they have a blood clot in the lungs?

What is the likelyhood of a leukemia patient surviving if they have a blood clot in the lungs?

Very likely.: There are many kinds of leukemia. Some not as severe or devastating as others. Depending on the type and severity of the leukemia, one may have as much chance with a pulmonary embolus as any other normal person. It is a serious illness but if recognized and treated, can be a good outcome. ...Read more

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How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

Pneumonia: is treated with antibiotics. Treatment of a blood clot in the leg depends on the type and location of the vein that is thrombosed. If it is an anatomic "deep vein", it may require anticoagulation or more agressive treatment depending on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of a person with acute myeloid leukemia be?

What would the life expectancy of a person with acute myeloid leukemia be?

Too many: Factors to make a specific comment. Without treatment survival is weeks to a few months. Many AML patients can be cured. ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a 73 year old person who diagnosed with Leukemia Lymphangitis?His White Blood cells is 80,000.

What is the survival chance  of a 73 year old person who diagnosed with Leukemia Lymphangitis?His White Blood cells is 80,000.

What is it really?: There's no such thing as "leukemia lymphangitis". If this is just chronic lymphocytic leukemia, some forms are so mild that they do not put at person at much increased risk of dying. Let's hope this is the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

How can  the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Little or a lot: How life changes depends on the stage, and the histological type of the disease as well as how the patient deals with the disease. By and large hodgkins disease requires chemotherapy and/orradiation depending on the stage. The length and intensity of chemotherapy depends on the stage of the disease.Some patints manages the treatment well without changing life's routine much, while others do not. ...Read more

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Why is the manufacturing of erythropoeitin impaired in a patient with chronic renal disease?

Why is the manufacturing of erythropoeitin impaired in a patient with chronic renal disease?

Eruthropoietin: It is secreted by the kidneys, simply. When kidneys fail, all functions are reduced. Industrial production of erythrop works as good as the natural one. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a positive IgM & IgG in a patient of typhoid after the patient is asymptomatic? Does the patient need further treatment?

What is the significance of a positive IgM & IgG in a patient of typhoid after the patient is asymptomatic? Does the patient need further treatment?

Not necessarily: The IgM may be a residual of the recent infection, the IgG indicates long-term protection. If you have no symptoms otherwise, no further treatment is needed. If the IgM remains elevated months from now, then it may indicate the presence of a persistent low-grade infection. ...Read more

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How would HPV affect someone with sickle cell anemia, particularly in the early stages of infection?

How would HPV affect someone with sickle cell anemia, particularly in the early stages of infection?

Unrelated: Sickle cell anemia and hpv are unrelated and one is not likely to affect the course of the other. Most people are able to get rid of their hpv spontaneously. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt05-hpv.html. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis in patient with myocarditis?

Depends: On the severity. In mild cases patients usually do reasonably well. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Definition)

Also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia, it is a cancer of the white blood cells. It occurs when there is an overproduction of immature white blood cells called lymphoblasts ...Read more