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Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Depends: On the virus in question; cmv, vzv, and influenza have established treatments... But others do not. The location of the virus is not as important as the virus itself - most tend to go wherever they may. If bone marrow is affected that affects the chances of recovery, as lymphocytes and monocytes are produced there and are essential for recovery from any infection. ...Read more

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Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


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Is there any viral infections known to cause bone pain of 2 and a half months along with severe immune suppression that last with out treatment forit?

Is there any viral infections known to cause  bone pain of 2 and a half months along with severe immune suppression that last with out treatment forit?

Chikungunya: I don't know if you would have the appropriate exposure history - but chikunguyna comes to mind. It's possible to get infected with this by a mosquito - then have prolonged joint/bone pains. Best to see a doctor about this... http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/symptoms/index.html ...Read more

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Could a viral infection cause bone pain (different from body aches), and shortness of breath?

No and yes.: Muscle pain (mylagia) is common, true bone pain less so. Viral infections are the most common causes of pleurisy or inflammation of the lining of the lungs, which causes sharp chest pain which is aggravated by deep breathing and coughing. Patients often notice shortness of breath, in part due to their shallow breathing to minimize chest pain. ...Read more

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Your WBC increases with polycythemia because the bone marrow is so hyperactive. So why are you more at-risk for infections?

Your WBC increases with polycythemia because the bone marrow is so hyperactive. So why are you more at-risk for infections?

Wrong cells: In polycythemia [ increased red cells] can ocur for a number of reasons. you are at risk for complications of whatever disorder caused the increase in RBCs. Conditions such as, pulmonary fibrosis, at times COPD a connection between the great vessels of the body, a vascular shunt, some drug reactions, and true polycythemia in which the bone-marrow makes too many RBCs. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have a bacterial infection in your bone marrow?

What exactly does it mean if you have a bacterial infection in your bone marrow?

Osteomyelitis: Infection of the bone marrow requires to i/v strong antibiotics, rest, possibly surgery to drain the infection as well as to get specimen to identify the type of the bugs causing the infection. Total period of treatment is usually least 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How does one differentiate between infection n malignancy in the bone marrow plasma cell percentage?

How does one differentiate between infection n malignancy in the bone marrow plasma cell percentage?

Monoclonal or not: Malignant plasma cells are monoclonal in that they are copies of each other and produce the same antibody. This antibody can be identified in urine or blood tests in malignancy. Increased plasma cells due to infection are polyclonal (not copies of each other) and produce non-identical antibodies. ...Read more

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When doctors check your bone marrow for infection do they look at it under a microscope?

When doctors check your bone marrow for infection do they look at it under a microscope?

Yes.: Work up of possible infection of bone, called osteomyelitis, can be done by looking at the bone marrow under the microscope to see if bacteria is there, placing bits of the marrow on agar plates to see if any bacteria can be cultured (grown), getting plain x-rays, getting a bone scan, and checking the blood for infection including doing asedimentation rate and c-reactive protein test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done 6 weeks ago ? would infection be possible so long after procedure

Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done  6 weeks ago ? would infection be possible so long after procedure

Yes it is: You should follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy. Have wound cultured get full blood work check including IgG levels. Also b12 and folic acid deficiency can cause elevated RDW. With low vitamin D you may also have a component of leaky gut syndrome . Discuss with your doctor the Gapsdiet.com if biopsy was done in hospital make sure they check for MRSA ...Read more

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Adult male,bone marrow biopsy show Erythroid hyperplasia RBC borderline on high side,thrombocytopenia fluctuate, Splenomegaly,negative for infections.

Adult male,bone marrow biopsy show Erythroid hyperplasia
RBC borderline on high side,thrombocytopenia fluctuate,
Splenomegaly,negative for infections.

CBC Results: If you can send us the complete blood count (CBC) report which includes Hb, WBC, Platelet counts done from 2 different dates, we can tell you if there is anything serious or how to manage your concerns. WE need to know the number of platelets(Count). RBC numbers are not useful...instead we use hemoglobin as a better test to reflect any problems with RBCs. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more