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Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Can't tell: Sketchy picture, patient with such rare condition who received seemingly successful bmt, needs still close monitoring, pls consult either the primary team or a tertiary care center, apologize for not being able to help further. ...Read more

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Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Can't tell: Sketchy picture, patient with such rare condition who received seemingly successful bmt, needs still close monitoring, pls consult either the primary team or a tertiary care center, apologize for not being able to help further. ...Read more

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What would happen if we had no natural killer cells in our bodies?

What would happen if we had no natural killer cells in our bodies?

Vulnerable: We would likely be very vulnerable to viral infections and certain types of cancers, especially melanoma. ...Read more

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What are uterine natural killer cells?

What are uterine natural killer cells?

NK cells in uterus.: These are nk cells of the cd56 subset that have lower cytotoxic (cell killing) ability than the peripheral or regular cd56 positive nk cells. They have a different receptor profile and make up 70 % of the lymphocytes in the uterus in early pregnancy. It is important that the mother's immune system is suppressed for successful pregnancy, and so it is believed that these cells are crucial to this. ...Read more

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Question about natural killer cells and cancer?

Question about natural killer cells and cancer?

Immunology: Your immune system helps to protect against cancer. One mechanism is through specialized cells, called "natural killer" (nk) cells. ...Read more

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What effect will acupuncture have on natural killer cells?

What effect will acupuncture have on natural killer cells?

Questionable: The answer is no one is really sure although there have been reports in some studies that there is a boost in white counts in those that are treated with accupuncture. ...Read more

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Is there a way to measure your immune system specifically natural killer cells?

Is there a way to measure your immune system specifically natural killer cells?

Immunologist: Yes, there are screening tests for immune dysfunction, and also more specific tests if history is consistent with immune dysfunction and/or screening tests abnormal. NK cell dysfunction is rare. I would see an immunologist for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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I've heard that endometriosis causes an increase in "natural killer" cells & this affects implantation & loss. True? Ways to reduce nk cells?

I've heard that endometriosis causes an increase in "natural killer" cells & this affects implantation & loss. True? Ways to reduce nk cells?

Very little is known: Natural killer (nk) cells may well be important in implantation and maintenance of pregnancy. Unfortunately uterine nk cells are hard to get to - we don't have good ways to measure their activity or to influence what they do. Taking blood from your arm and 'testing' peripheral blood nk cells doesn't help. Depo-lupron treatment prior to ivf may improve implantation in women with endometriosis. ...Read more

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