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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

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What supplements help T cell production and viability? Or is there medication that would do the same? Thanks

What supplements help T cell production and viability?  Or is there medication that would do the same?  Thanks

None for sure: Living a healthy life is one way to help preserve your immune system. There are indeed medications which can boost your t cell function but the side effects are also not insignificant-at least for now. I know of no proven supplements which will increase T cell production. ...Read more

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What happens when HIV encounters a T cell?

What happens when HIV encounters a T cell?

Tcells get infected: HIV attacks the very cells that are supposed to defend you against it. ...Read more

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What is cutaneous t-cell lymphoma exactly?

What is cutaneous t-cell lymphoma exactly?

Type of NHL: Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a type of non-hodgkin's lymphoma(nhl) , which is a type of cancer of the immune system. Unlike most nhl (which are generally b-cell related), ctcl is caused by a mutation of t cells. The malignant t cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear- reference wikipedia and cancer.Gov. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can t cell lymphoma patients live?

Many types : There are many types of t cell lymphoma. Some types are very slow growing, treatable but not curable..Patients can live for decades. Other types are much more aggressive. Some are highly treatable and even can be cured while others are quite difficult to get into remission. ...Read more

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How can cutaneous t cell lymphoma be treated?

How can cutaneous t cell lymphoma be treated?

Multiple fashions: It varies by stage (spread). It can be treated via chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Some use total skin radiation in some cases. In my practice, even when widespread and felt to be "incurable" focal radiation a small number of worst problemsites (say 2 or 3) can make it a long term issue when other methods of treatment fail. It is best to find a team of local md's who treat it often. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a low CD4/t cell count?

What are the symptoms of a low CD4/t cell count?

Immune impairment: CD4 T lymphocytes are the drivers for immune response and thus a low count may be associated with immune impairment such as increased susceptibility to infections. This is a simplistic answer. ...Read more

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Most common symptoms of cutaneous t cell lymphoma?

Itchy skin: Pruritus /itchy skin would be the most common symptoms. Skin manifestation can vary from redness, dryness, lumps, etc. ...Read more

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Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

T-cell NHL: The prognosis for t-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) vs. B-cell nhl depends on multiple factors, but in general t-cell nhl has a worse prognosis. One reason is that b-cell, cd20+ nhl can be treated with the anti-cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab in addition to chemotherapy. We currently don't have such an effective, low toxicity antibody (biologic treatment) for t-cell nhl. ...Read more

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