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Leukopenia And Neutropenia
Infection.: Leukocytosis=increased white blood cells, and neutrophilia=mostly neutrophils which fight bacterial infection. They are also increased with inflammation, and even smoking. Other types of white blood cells make up a smaller % of the total when neutrophils are increased. So you could have a mild infection, inflammation, or you're a smoker. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell ...Read more
Both are ways of....: Describing features of blood cells. Anemia means your red cell mass is 2 standard deviations below the lower norm for age and sex. Macrocytic means the rbcs are bigger than expected (normal red cell size falls within a normal range) and size gives us clues as to the cause of the anemia. Leukopenia means your total WBC count is below normal. A differential is really needed to interpret leukopenia. ...Read more
Multiple causes: You have a low level of one kind of white blood cell, the neutrophil. Most common cause is viral infection, esp. If transient. Many different medication can do this as a side effect, including non-prescription meds. Rarely, nutritional deficiencies (iron, B12 or folic acid). It can be part of autoimmune disease, it can be congenital, be due to serious blood diseases, or be benign. ...Read more
HFE and Leucopenia: It is very rare for leucopenia to be caused by primary hemochromatosis. In fact, in one study ( see http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/haemochromatosis/leukopenia) only 2.5 % of patients had it. Of these, most had an associated hematopoietic condition or a drug reaction. I would ask your hematologist to investigate the latter two possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neutropenia is....: Defined as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. Eosinophils are another type of granulocyte. They play a role in combating parasitic infections. They are ~1-3% of wbcs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial infection.: One makes an increased number of neutrophils (neutrophilia) with a bacterial infection and the lymphocyte count may be lower during the time. ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia refers to your hemoglobin and hematocrit (packed cell volume) levels. Essentially these tell you whether or not you have enough red blood cells. Your red cells are normal in size (normocytic) and have a normal amount of hemoglobin (normochromic). Causes include aplastic, posthemorrhagic, and hemolytic anemias and anemia of chronic disease. Lymphopenia = decreased lymphocytes. ...Read more
What are the causes of chronic moderate autoimmune neutropenia & moderate-severe thrombocytopenia with giant platelets? Occasionally anemic.
Autoimmunity: The development of an autoimmune disease is most likely from impaired regulation of the immune function leading to immunologic attack on one's own tissue. The presence of one autoimmune disease increases the risk to develop another one probably from the impaired regulation. However we have still much to learn about autoimmunity as to why some people are more prone to it (female are more at risk). ...Read more
What causes normocytic anemia if ferritin and reticulocytes are normal. RBC is low and WBC and platelets are elevated? Thanks!
What can cause high wbc with high neutrophils and high lymphocytes and also 1% immature granulocytes. Also bone marrow edema.
Myeloproliferative D: These results are consistent with a Myeloproliferative Disorder (MPDO) of which there are various types. The diagnosis of MPDO depends on *symptoms* pt has experienced & results of other lab tests (like a bone marrow biopsy). In any case, pt should see a Hematologist right away for diagnosis. Discuss results w/ doctor who ordered test or use HealthTap Prime. It's too complicated to advise you here ...Read more
What is the most commonly seen cause for low wbc2.5, neutrophils23.7, and platelets119. Along with high lymphocytes59.2?
Abnormal blood work: You have some abnormal blood results and you should see a hematologist (h) to better answer your question. You do not give a hemoglobin level and if that were to be low, pancytopenia would be present. See a h for further tests and more information. There may some form of leukemia that needs to be ruled out or diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many reasons for low neutrophil counts. Neutrophils are bacteria-fighting white blood cells. Medications, bone marrow disorders, and other health problems can lead to low neutrophils. A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in disorders of blood cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They're the opposite: neutropenia is a low number of neutrophils, a type of infection-fighting white blood cell. Neutophlia is a high number of neutrophils (also referred to as neutrophilic leukocytosis). Neither is a disease. These are just descriptive terms for laboratory abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Anyone who told you to worry about the minor fluctuations in your white count did you a serious disservice. Please forgive my frankness. Leukemia will announce itself by very abnormal cells in your blood. Lymphoma is a mass or obvious illness. At age 18, focus on learning, career, becoming a tough adult and be thankful for good health. Study the real science, not the scare stuff. ...Read more
Not likely: An elevated WBC usually just means that your body is under stress and is expected with a sinus infection. A rash can be from any number of things (including medicines, stress, and viruses) but is rarely a sign of any cancer. Sinus infections and rashes are both much more common than cancers. ...Read more
Paitent PBS report is normocytic mild hypochromic anemia with mild leukocytosis and mild yhrombocytosis. platelets are mild increasesd 5.72 lac/cumm?
Check your iron: This implies that you may have an iron deficiency and that you've had blood loss. Your body will be able to make new blood cells but I may need iron to make hemoglobin. You may need an iron supplement. Leukocytosis and thrombocytosis often accompanied the iron deficiency anemia.of course other causes should be considered. ...Read more