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Lymphoproliferative Disorders In Children
Lymphoproliferative disorders (lpd) are characterized by abnormal growth or accumulation of lymphocytes. Most require an oncologist for evaluation.
I think the wikipedia page is pretty good if you want a detailed explanation. ...Read more
Tumor from Infection: Immunosuppression lowers your immune defenses. One specific infection - the epstein barr virus can be a problem because it can stimulate 1 type of white blood cells, the b lymphocytes to grow uncontrollably. If this happens, treatment may include lowering (or stopping) immunosuppression, anti-viral medication and even chemotherapy. ...Read more
I have Lymphoproliferative disorders in both lungs, & have enlarged lymph nodes N neck/shoulders, armpits & groin area. What type of Doc do I go to?
Heme/Onc: A hematologist/oncologist would be the right specialist to consult your health issues. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!:
Signs and symptoms of lymphoproliferative syndrome include:
- enlarged spleen
- enlarged lymph nodes (esp. Neck and underarm)
- enlarged liver
- skin rashes
- low platelet count (bruises, nose bleed, hemorrhage, petechiae)
- anemia (fatigue, pallor)
-neutropenia (prone to infections). ...Read more
It is not a diagnosi: It means increased number of lymphoid cells. It is not a diagnosis in itself. It simply means that there is concern that something is wrong in the lymphoid cells (lymphocytes which are commonly present inside many organs, in lymph nodes and in the bone marrow. You should seek second opinion to ascertain proper/real diagnosis. ...Read more
How can u interpret tat what type of b cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorder is present on what basis do u cum to know its severity?
In addition to the: Pathologist's experience and the impression of the cells under the microscope special stains, testing of the chromosomes if a bone marrow sample, and determination of cell surface markers by a technique called flow cytometry can all be used to further classify a b-cell disorder. ...Read more
Microscope: The cells from the marrow are analyzed under a microscope by a pathologist who can tell when the cells have abnormal growth and appearance. ...Read more
It was suggested here I might have Lymphoproliferative Disease because of elevated AFP but is that possible with only 15.4% (1.4k/ul) Lymphocytes?
Whoa: AFP / alpha fetoprotein is not a marker for lymphoprolifrrative disease, and neither is one's lymphocyte count -- that's lymphocytic leukemia. Don't give a second thought to a mild elevation of AFP-- reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side ...Read more
My mom in law bone marrow report says low grade unclassified b cell lymphoproliferative disorder what does it suggest is it something serious?
I have chronic lymphoproliferative disorder w/cll vs follicular lymphoma. Is it safe to get a shingles vaccination?
Probably: The degree of immunosuppression the average patient with cll has isn't bad enough to worry about getting disseminated zoster infections from the vaccine, but your physicians know your particular condition and how healthy or sick your immune system is. Ask them, especially your oncologist. ...Read more
My mom in law bone marrow report says low grade unclassified b cell lymphoproliferative disorder what does it suggest is it a blood cancer?
Yes, more w/u needed: Yes, low grade b cell lymphoproliferative disorder a.K.A lymphoma is a type of blood cancer. There are many types of b cell lymphoproliferative disorder from the low grade/less agressive to high grade/more agressive. Here, I think, more work up needs to be done- particularly to classify what type of lymphoproliferative disorder this is and also how much tumor burden and prognostication. D/w md. ...Read more
Fna of cervical node path report:"no morphologic abnormality but lymphoproliferative process of lymphocytes couldn't be excluded."what does this mean?
Don't worry!: This means your lymph node has a lot of normal lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that fight viruses and regulate your immune system. Lymph nodes are packed with them. I notice you have a sore throat. You likely have a virus, and your lymph node is doing what it's supposed to... Proliferating lymphocytes! ...Read more
Progeria: Little is known about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more
Immune disorders: Children may be born with immune disorders that affects white blood cell line or immunoglobulins. Based on the kind of deficit the child is not able to fight bacterial / viral/ parasitic infections. Some children have severe combined immunodefiency that affects all cell types. HIV is acquired immunodeficiency. ...Read more
Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more
Infestor vs infector: School kids oft have a relaxed pattern of personal hygene & well developed pattern of sharing. Things that infest (lice/pinworms/scabies mite) are all possibilities for school transmition. Things that infect (bacteria/virus/fungus/etc) are also spread in this close and relaxed environment. As they age & acquire better self monitoring & hygene, the infestors are less prominent. ...Read more
?: What do you mean by mental disorder? ...Read more
Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more
Belly aches: There are many. .. Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more
WHAT DISORDER?: To get the most out of this information site you need to be follow some basic rules. Within your submission, provide pertinent background information. In this case it would be the name of the disorder. Then ask a clear question, as you have. Since you provided no background, we don't know if your issue is food poisoning, cystic fibrosis, etc. We cannot see your uploads or or prior questions ...Read more
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