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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
Husband had a splenectomy of an over 10 lb spleen and was diagnosed with persistent polyclonal b cell lymphocytosis what exactly is this condition?
Good question: Polyclonal refers to a generalized increase in lymph cells, as opposed to a single clone of cells which is what cancer (lymphoma) is. This diagnosis is rare, usually is seen in women, often smokers, and may be associated with exposure to epstein barr virus. The long term risks of the disorder are unknown. The is rare enough that i would have the pathology reviewed at a university hospital. ...Read more
Hypostatic pneumonia: Hypostatic pneumonia is a term used to describe fluid accummulation in the lower portions of lungs in bed-ridden individuals (typically elderly). One thing you can do to reduce a pneumonia risk is to have your physician provide you with an early pneumonia shot (pneumovax /ppsv-23) before age 65. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been diagnosed with mild peripheral leukopenia and neutropenia with associated relative lymphocytosis,?
Depends.: Leukopenia means low total white blood count. Neutropenia means a specific kind of WBC, neutrophil, is low. Relative lymphocytosis means the lymphocytes in the blood are not low. There are many causes of neutropenia: drugs, infections, autoimmune diseases, bone marrow diseases, congenital, nutritional deficiency, etc. Only if neutrophils are ...Read more
I've had relative lymphocytosis on every blood test for a year now + now the absolute count is a little high too. Is this at all concerning?
Lymphocytosis: Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has done any peripheral smear? Any infectious or connective tissue work up? Although lymphocytosis is not a common side effect for Abilify (aripiprazole) but there has been some report, Your doctor could order a Flow Cytometry to make sure no blood malignancy existed although I highly doubt that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if flow cytometry results show: "Relative T-cell predominant lymphocytosis with no other diagnostic abnormalities detected." ?
Non diagnostic: For clonal proliferation, non-specific changes. Talk to your ordering physician about the plan of care. ...Read more
My flow showed relative T-cell predominant lymphocytosis. MD says do not have T-cell leukemia but keep testing every 6mo. Do I have smoldering TLL?
T lymphocytosis: Reading Blood 84: 2721-2725,1994, Brit J Haematol 58: 433–446,1984, N Engl J Med 359:575-583, 2008 and other articles may give you some perspective. The estimate is that TLL may appear in 1-2% each year. Nobody can predict as yet which patients will have further problems, therefore your doctors desire for follow-up, Prudent care and good medicine. Good luck. ...Read more
Viral infection: A high white blood cell count is leukocytosis (generic), and out of the PMNs, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils and Basophils, your test showed an increase in the # / % of Lymphocytes (specific). They usually are elevated when your body is fighting off a virus (like the common cold). ...Read more
Ask what it means: A few extra lymphocytes in your blood may be chasing off a virus that will never become symptomatic, or may indicate a viral illness (how do you FEEL?), whooping cough, a tumor of lymphoid marrow cells, or just being a bit stressed. As with all lab tests, the clinical picture makes all the difference. If there's abnormal cells, it's more worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer