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How long can someone survive with leukocytosis?

How long can someone survive with leukocytosis?

It depends on type: Leukocytosis (increased number of white blood cells) can be caused by infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, malignancy, hereditary disorders, or other causes. The subtype of white blood cells affected is alsoan important consideration. Survival depends on the reason for the leukocytosis and the treatment regimen followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How long does someone with HIV live for?

How long does someone with HIV live for?

Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sure to know your HIV status since there are effective treatments. (http://www.Retroconference.Org/2012b/abstracts/44961.Htm ; http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140673608611137/abstract). ...Read more

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How long will someone survive with scid?

How long will someone survive with scid?

Depends on treatment: Without treatment, an infant with scid will not survive more than a couple of years after birth. Treatment with bone marrow transplantation, enzyme replacement, or gene therapy can potentially lead to a normal life span. However, outcomes are best if treatment is started early, before the infant develops infections. Even in the best case, regular follow up with an immunologist is suggested. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with bulimia?

How long can someone live with bulimia?

It depends: A person with bulimia nervosa could die suddenly at anytime due to several things. One could be a tear between the esophagus and the stomach causing something called a mallory-weiss tear and they could quickly bleed to death. Another likely cause of sudden death could be from heart failure caused by an imbalance in what are known as electrolytes. There's a 25% mortality rate for untreated bulimia. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with leukemia?

How long can a person live with leukemia?

The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with a-fib?

How long can someone live with a-fib?

Lifelong as normal l: Pt. Can live a normal life with afib as long as he /she can take a blood thinner and controll rate.Pt need to take controlled rate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long someone infected with HIV in 2013 will live?

Can you tell me how long someone infected with HIV in 2013 will live?

Long with treatment: Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy. Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful. ...Read more

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How long a person can live with ventilator?

depends: The ventilator is simply a device used to breath for the patient. How long a pt can live on the ventilator depends on the underlying disease. However, pts on the ventilator are more likely to develop certain complications such as pneumonia. ...Read more

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How long could someone with scid live?

How long could someone with scid live?

Depends: Depends on which type of scid they have and more importantly when they are diagnosed and treatment begun. The earlier the recognition is, the less complications and infections the infant will have and the better the outcome. ...Read more

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How long can hiv/aids virus patient survive?

Normal lifespan: With the advent of combinations of potent antiviral medications hiv-infected patients can have a normal lifespan as long as they remain on their medications. ...Read more

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How long can a person survive with pancreatic cancer?

How long can a person survive with pancreatic cancer?

Usually not long: It is quite dismal. Most cancers are discovered late and are unresectable. For localized cancers, resection offers the best chance of cure, and even this is only in the order of 25% at 5 years in the best series...But is better than nothing! ...Read more

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How long can a person live with pacemaker?

How long can a person live with pacemaker?

Indefinitely: The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement infrequently. With appropriate follow up these procedures are electively planned and do not entail a high risk. ...Read more

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How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

Long time.: Some women can live for quite a while without symptoms. Men generally show up within a week or so of infection as they develop a lot of pain and discharge. ...Read more

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How long can you live with lupus?

How long can you live with lupus?

It depends: Lupus treatment has improved over the past two decades. Most patients are living longer. Some have a severe life threatening form of lupus that can have a shorter life expectancy. This is the case if lupus causes organ damage such as the kidneys or brain. Some of the medications, especially prednisone, can also cause damage. Patients die from lupus itself, infections, and heart attacks/strokes. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver failure?

How long can a person live with liver failure?

What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is fairly common), the person can recover completely if treated. In early cirrhosis, if the cause can be found, the scarring can partly reverse. ...Read more

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How long can someone survivie with advanced copd?

How long can someone survivie with advanced copd?

Variable: Some people with advanced COPD (poor fev1s) can survive for years - the trajectory of worsening and how often a person has "exaccerbations" is better indicator of a person's reasonable life expectancy. ...Read more

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How long can you live without HIV medication?

How long can you live without HIV medication?

Depends: Untreated HIV usually takes about ten years from the time of infection to full blown aids and death, but there are many variations on this timeline depending on the type of virus, immune response and genetics of the patient. ...Read more

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How long can somebody survive in a coma?

How long can somebody survive in a coma?

No definite answer: I am sure there are anecdotal stories of people being in coma for years and waking up from it, but those are few "miracle" instances. The longer the coma, the poorer the prognosis for survival is. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more