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Do t-cell counts in a healthy person fluctuate?

Yes: The body is in a dynamic state and nearly all cells fluctuate on a regular basis regardless of health status . However absent a significant event, the changes should fluctuate within a certain range. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the steps involved in helper t cell proliferation?

Baisc science: very specialized basic medical science question, cannot be answered in that context or the given frame, please check other sources like wikipedia ...Read more

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How are t cells made? What are the original components, and how are they made into a t cell?

Read the chapter: Physicians do not do their patient's home work. Your question would require an entire chapter to answer. Best you read your homework and answer the question in your own words. ...Read more

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Successfullly treated anaplastic t cell nhl 7 years ago. Now have enlarged epitrochlear nodes 2 months. Should I be worried ?

Successfullly treated anaplastic t cell nhl 7 years ago. Now have enlarged epitrochlear nodes 2 months. Should I be worried
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See your MD: As you know, lymph gland enlargement can be caused by different things and infection would be the most common cause. However due to at least 2 reasons- firstly- it has been there for 2 months and secondly- the fact that you had a history of anaplastic t cell nhl- i think you should go to see your oncologist or pmd- just to be in the safe side further investigation should be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the normal t-cell range?

What is the normal t-cell range?

Lab dependent: Typically 700-1200, depending on lab normals.

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Is a lower t cell count a bad thing?

Is a lower t cell count a bad thing?

It can be.: The cd4+ t cell or t-helper cell count is measured to determine the competance of an infected patient's immune system. This is correlated well with the clinical manifestations of aids. If the count is <200/ul, there is high risk of pneumocystis carinii infection. If <100/ul, theres can be cmv, or mycobacterium avium-intracellulare. Some places measure t4/t8 ratio counts. ...Read more

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What is adoptive t-cell therapy?

What is adoptive t-cell therapy?

Delivery of T cells: Adoptive T cell therapy is a form of immunotherapy for malignancy that involves isolation and ex vivo expansion of tumor specific T cells to deliver a greater number of T cells to the tumor than by vaccination alone. These tumor specific T cells are infused into patients with cancer in an attempt to give their immune system the ability to overwhelm remaining tumor.. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes or TIL have been used by isolating and expanding one particular T cell or clone have been engineered to potently recognize and attack tumors with minimal effect. It is now being recognized that IgG1’s can be more effective than TIL thru ADCC. ...Read more

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What is hepatosplenic t cell lymphoma?

What is hepatosplenic t cell lymphoma?

A Rare Lymphoma: Hstcl is a rare cancer of the the white blood cells. It usually affects young men with a history of immunosuppression for other diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (uc and/or crohn's) or after an organ transplant. The bad cells usually grow in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. It is treated with chemotherapy and possibly a bone marrow transplant. It unfortunately can be difficult to cure. ...Read more

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What is large cell t cell lymphoma exactly?

What is large cell t cell lymphoma exactly?

Cancer of T-cells: T-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the t type (subset) of lymphocytes. Other types of lymphocytes include b cells. Other lymphomas include over 40 subtypes including hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have a low t cell count?

What can cause a person to have a low t cell count?

Several causes: Either primary as in primary immune deficiency disorders, (rare), or secondary, to drugs, mostly immunosuppressant drugs, or infection, the most famous is HIV ...Read more