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Rheumatoid Arthritis White Blood Cell Count
My diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis changed to lupus because of my low white blood cell count. How do I know for sure?
Other information: There are several factors that go into making the diagnosis. The clinical findings can sometimes include a rash and arthritic changes that can be different from rheumatoid arthritis. There are also blood tests that may make the diagnosis more clear. You should ask the doctor and if you have other questions, ask for a second opinion, possibly from a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also ?
See below: First, find out what causes your anemia. If your anemia is caused by chronic inflammation such as RA, treating the underlying etiology for anemia by Rituximab will eventually lead to an increase red blood cell count. If your anemia is caused autoimmune-medicated hemolysis, Rituximab can also help increase red cell counts. But, Rituximab itself does not have direct effect on red cell production. ...Read more
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies like b12, copper deficiencies, medication effect etc. You need to see hematologist who can order blood tests and perform bone marrow aspirate and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more
What causes high white blood cell count i seen my cardiologist about a month ago and she said that my white blood cell count was at like 21 a couple months ago and last month it went up to like 43? Could u help me with this? I am a 27 year old male with a
A question: what causes a high platelet count along with a high white blood cell count at the same time?
Reactive or ?: The CBC (complete blood count) consists of many lab numbers, but 3 important ones are the hemoglobin (hgb, a measure of red cells), white blood cell count (WBC) and platelet (plt) count. Wbc and plts may both increase as a result of a reaction such as infection (eg pneumonia), inflammation (arthritis), etc. If prolonged and/or very high it may indicate a bone marrow problem. ...Read more
Leukopenia : Leukopenia could be a normal variant especially in African-American people. Most common causes of Leukopenia are acute virus infection, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, some bacterial infection, Vitamin b12 deficiency and medications. To make a diagnosis it's important to know the differential of WBC and also other cell lines like Red blood cells and Platelet count. Talk to your Provider for evaluation ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple reasons: A low white blood vell count can be present due to medications or drugs, chronic infections (e.g.Viral infections), autoimmune conditions, blood cancers, nutritional deficiencies, congenital problems or bone marrow failure states among other reasons. A thorough evaluation by a hemtologist is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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