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The lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. What does it do to you?

The lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus.  What does it do to you?

LCM: Often transmitted from pet rodents (hamsters, gerbils, etc., and from house mice), this virus, as befits its name, produces an aseptic viral meningitis. This most often occurs in the autumn, with the onset of cold weather causing rodents to seek warmer environments. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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The lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. What does it do to you?

LCM: Often transmitted from pet rodents (hamsters, gerbils, etc., and from house mice), this virus, as befits its name, produces an aseptic viral meningitis. This most often occurs in the autumn, with the onset of cold weather causing rodents to seek warmer environments. ...Read more

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Whatis lymphocytic choriomeningitis and what should I do?

Whatis lymphocytic choriomeningitis and what should I do?

LCM: Often transmitted from pet rodents (hamsters, gerbils, etc., and from house mice), this virus, as befits its name, produces an aseptic viral meningitis. This most often occurs in the autumn, with the onset of cold weather causing rodents to seek warmer environments. Recovery is usually fairly rapid and complete with few neurologic sequelae. ...Read more

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Are reactive lymphocytes found in a peripheral smear normal ? I have 9.6 % and an absolute count of 1,000. I don't have any viruses currently.

Are reactive lymphocytes found in a peripheral smear normal ? I have 9.6 % and an absolute count of 1,000. I don't have any viruses currently.

Maybe you do!: You could have a viral infection but your body's immune system is being successful at fighting it off. Reactive lymphocytes are usually ones that have been activated to fight a foreign antigen (like viruses). ...Read more

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With gastroenteritis, total WBC isn't raised, the only abnormality is low lymphocytes (339). Is this likely a virus, or an autoimmune condition?

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

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In which infections(virus, bact.Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

In which infections(virus, bact.Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

Viral infection.: Viral infection classically does not cause an increase in white count, and may cause low wbc. Bacterial infection usually causes a high wbc, but some times the WBC may start out low at first. A few bacterial infections usually have low wbcs such as TB and listeria infections. ...Read more

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Lymphocytes 12.6. Levaquin (levofloxacin) course last month.Wbc is 7.2. Lung nodules, lympadenopathy in chest and abdomen.EBV lab 2.80. Sed rate 21. Virus? Concerns?

Lymphocytes 12.6. Levaquin (levofloxacin) course last month.Wbc is 7.2. Lung nodules, lympadenopathy in chest and abdomen.EBV lab 2.80. Sed rate 21. Virus? Concerns?

Lymphadenopathy: I am really concerned about your lymphadenopathy in the chest and abdomen along with pulmonary nodules Please see a hematologist for further evaluation Do you have other nodes like in the neck or axilla? ...Read more