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What Does Increased Band Cell Mean
My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means. Is this a cancer.?
Yes and No: An increase in total white blood cell count has several reason and cancer is just one of them. The most common reason is infection. It can also be due to the use of steroids. Stress can also cause an increase in white cells (but usually modest increase). Finally, yes cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma can be associated with high white cells. ...Read more
Immature cells: Bands are the immature white blood cells, their presence can mean many things, but we typically find them elevated in acute infection, in the sense that in an acute infection your bone marrow is pumping out so many white blood cells to fight infection that it start pumping out immature ones "bands". ...Read more
Common nonspecific: a completely normal stomach biopsy is supposed to show essentially no inflammation. However, it is extremely common to see very mild degrees of chronic inflammation (lymphocytes and plasma cells). Active gastritis due to helicobacter pylori would have acute inflammation, which was not reported in your biopsy. Your findings are non specific and common/minimal, does not need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?
Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more
Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?
What does mild leukocytosis with a slight increase in neutrophils (about 7% band neutrophils) and neutrophils have slightly increased granulation mean?
Elevated numbers: Said in another way: a white blood cell count the is slightly higher than normal levels. Within the group of white blood cells there is a slightly higher than normal proportion of neutrophils. 7% are young neutrophils. This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends what kind: Of atypia you are referring to. Is this a breast biopsy? Broadly speaking, atypical cells have some of the histologic features of cancer but not enough to be cancer. Atypia is usually considered to be an indicator of an increased risk of cancer, some consider atypia to be a precursor to cancer. If atypia is found on a needle biopsy, a percentage of those get upgraded to carcinoma on excision ...Read more
Imaging finding: This is a comment on pictures that you've had. It may mean that you have some inflammation of the mastoid air cells which are located behind your ear. You will likely get a good answer from your ENT who will know the significance of this finding based on your history and physical exam. Check with your ent! ...Read more
Low count: It means that your t-cell count is low. There are many reasons that this can happen. T-cells are a part of the immune system, and a very low t-call count can leave one prone to infections. ...Read more
A confusing: Report. Could be very low but no negative number for a t cell population ...Read more
If you are told you are sikling cell positive and for that matter you are as. What dose that mean?
Sickle Cell Trait: A refers to normal hemoglobin and s denotes sickle. Sickle cell trait (as) is an inherited condition in which both hemoglobin a and s (more a than s). Sickle cell trait is not a type of sickle cell disease. People with sickle cell trait are generally healthy. Genetic counseling is recommended for individuals who wish to have kids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lining of cervix: The uterine cervix is lined by squamous epithelium on the outside, but the canal of the cervix is lined by columnar cells and these cells are called endocervical cells. See this site for more info. Http://www. Health. Gov. Au/internet/screening/publishing. Nsf/content/results. ...Read more
Clarify!: What kind of test was it? And why was it done. Epithelial cells can be found in several different lab tests. We need to know the source of the specimen, why you had it done, and what symptoms you may have. So ask again and give that info and we'll see if we can give you some insight. ...Read more
May not be an issue!: While it is true that certain connective tissue disease like sjogren's and lupus can cause this, along with viral infections, it is quite common to see a statistically low white count. The most important thing is to determine if your neutrophil count and lymphocyte count are within normal range. But the way, high thyroid levels can also lower white count! Best! ...Read more
Reaction to injury: Many body structures have an inner lining, somewhat like a "skin" on their service. This is true of the airway or the Gut. This "skin" is made up of a lining cell called epithelium. When these body parts are exposed to irritation or injury there can be changes in the lining cells that reflect evidence of this injury or irritation that are not very specific for any one disease, called reactive. ...Read more
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