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I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc w/c is 10.50,differential count lympho 39.5 and mono 9.normal esr&crp.clear lungs xray.

I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc w/c is 10.50,differential count lympho 39.5 and mono 9.normal esr&crp.clear lungs xray.

Mgt: If you are feeling better, a re check of the CBC can be done in a few weeks. If you are ill, I would recommend a mono screening test. The chest radiograph was performed most likely to rule out pneumonia, ...Read more

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My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me.I want to save my mother life.Please?

My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me.I want to save my mother life.Please?

Steroids: Some patients may have some response to steroids Imuran (azathioprine) or mychophenolate. However long term response to therapy is disappointing and lung transplantation may become necessary. No study had shown a significant benefit for any therapy in pts wit this disease. It is also known as idiopapathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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Is allergic alveolitis curable?

Is allergic alveolitis curable?

Maybe: Allergic alveolitis (hypersensitivity pneumonitis or hp) is an unusual lung disorder divided into acute, subacute and chronic forms. If a person with acute hp is diagnosed early and avoidance of the triggering substance undertaken then it is possible for minimal long term lung damage to have occurred. However, if continued exposure or lung damage from subacute or chronic, then no cure likely. ...Read more

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What is alveolitis?

What is alveolitis?

Inflamed lung spaces: This is inflammation of the walls of the little air spaces within the lungs. Most commonly the cause is a chest cold / viral infection and rarely these are serious. More troublesome are immune or mechanical problems that create a longstanding alveolitis, sometimes leading to scarring and serious breathing problems. ...Read more

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What exactly is alveolitis?

What exactly is alveolitis?

Gum disease: Irritation of bone around tooth socket.

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I have an upper respiratory tract infection since 2 days cbc shows total wbc 5460 with 81% neutro and 8 lymphocytes.Is this fimding normal in acute?

I have an upper respiratory tract infection since 2 days cbc shows total wbc 5460 with 81% neutro and 8 lymphocytes.Is this fimding normal in acute?

More or less: You probably have e viral infection and the counts are in keeping with a viral infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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When a child grows resistent ( esbl kleb o ) regularly in their lungs/trach, would high-dose amoxicillan be effective against a pneumonia (no c&s)?

When a child grows resistent ( esbl  kleb o ) regularly in their lungs/trach, would high-dose amoxicillan be effective against a pneumonia  (no c&s)?

Likely not: But not impossible. No klebsiella is sensitive to Amoxicillin since all produce an enzyme called betalactamase. Just cause one is colonized by a resistant bug doesn't mean that the bug is in the lungs causing pneumonia isn't a much more sensitive one. ...Read more

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Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Rare defect: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect. Some of the features are similar to tetralogy of fallot. An important difference in most babies with absent pulmonary valve syndrome is that the pulmonary arteries are very large, and often associated with problems with the airways. Surgery is required to repair the problems in the heart and repair the pulmonary arteries. ...Read more

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Where can I find other people with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Where can I find other people with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

ACHD - National Org: I think your best source of both information and the ability to connect with others with VSD/absent pulmonary valve is the American Congenital Heart Disease Association. (www.achaheart.org) website. They will have their annual meeting in Chicago Sept 5th-7th and much of it revolves around patients and their families. I have spoke at it before and it is an excellent meeting. Please check it out. ...Read more

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