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Marijuanas Effect On Giant Cell Arteritis
Overlapping: They may occur separately or together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?
I say no: Anyone who's scientifically literate will recognize that this ongoing business is fueled by politicians and fearmongers. The statistics seem nothing more than the usual junk that's generated by retrospective studies (people's beliefs color their memories), the radiation isn't the kind that damages genes, and in the big study more cancers were on the opposite side. ...Read more
Significant: In men, it can cause priapism (a sustained penile erection in the absence of sexual activity/ desire)- is often underdiagnosed that leads to impotence. In women, pregnancy is associated with both fetal& maternal complication- related to compromised placental blood flow& include spontaneous abortion, growth restriction, fetal demise. Increase risk fo acute chest synd, preeclampsia, clots in mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Explanation below: Alcohol is associated with a macrocytic (with large RBCs) anemia and can also, by irritating the stomach, cause blood loss and iron deficiency. RBC deformability is more likely to be related to abnormal hemoglobin content (sickle cell anemia is the most well-known, but there are others as well). ...Read more
Divalproex sodium has affected my platlets and red blood cell indices (e.G., mcv). Does Neurontin (gabapentin) have similar effects?
No : Neurontin (gabapentin) has a more favorable side effect provide as compared to valproic acid. Hematologic derangement is extremely rare with neurontin (gabapentin). Valproic acid may however be more effective in the treatment of your specific epileptic disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
160 days Post auto stem cell transplant for NHL double hit cell counts low hemoglobin 9.6 platelets 63 white cells 1.7. Can this resolve on its own in time? How long? Fearing MDS.
Several possibilitie: There are several possibilities, but this may simply be a slow recovery after engraftment, especially if the trend is one of gradual improvement. You should be checked for vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency. If the low counts are progressing, then discuss with your transplant physician a bone marrow with cytogenetics to rule out MDS, although MDS usually occurs at a longer interval after SCT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the reason for a CD4 / cd30 dual positive cell count in a cutaneous lymphoma panel? What does 53% & 2400 absolute count of these cells signal?
Biomarkers in blood: If your blood had a flow cytometry test showing expression of both markers, CD4 and CD30, and you have a lump or lymphadenopathy,then the hemeonc is looking for involvement of blood with T cell lymphomas that contain both markers.Transformed Mycosis Fungoides, spread of cutaneous anaplastic lymphoma which are often CD4+CD30+, or systemic ALCL going to blood could be reasons.Ask hemeonc about above ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vaccines (specifically rabies) have significant influence on a CBC (for example, increase in white blood cells or lymphocytes percentage)?
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It depends: Side effects of orchiectomy (testicle removal) alone are fairly limited. Major abdominal surgery however is sometimes necessary and can result in ejaculatory dysfunction, bowel obstruction, hernia or leakage of lymphatic fluid. This type of operation is best done at a major referral center where complication rates are lowest. Lung and brain surgery are sometimes necessary though less commonly. ...Read more
Giant cell arteritis / vasculitis / artery inflammation - could this cause gum bleeding, mouth sores and lesions on tongue as well as lesions on skin?
It depends.....: Without knowing your dental status (your periodontal [gum & bone] health, any untreated dental conditions), it would be very difficult to relate these symptoms to your arteritis/vasculitis condition. Gum bleeding is the first symptom of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis), mouth and tongue sores/lesions can be due to a multitude of causes. See your dentist and your medical care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What research is being conducted to help people who have polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis?
Giant cell arteritis is considered a vasculitis where an individual's on body's immune cells attacked the lining of the large blood vessels. This may be associated with headaches, difficulty chewing, and in severe cases visual changes and even visual loss. This is an area routinely handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
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