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What Is The Mono Percent Auto
Differential Count: The test results should indicate the reference values for the percentage of lymphocytes for that particular laboratory in their automated differential count. If there is any question, the clinical pathologist can be requested to review the glass slide smear and verify or rectify the count. ...Read more
Lymphocyte count: What is your total white count? Absolute neutrophil count and absolute lymphocyte count? We need to know them before answering question. Slightly lymphocytosis can be seen with viral infections or pertussis but if you have predominant lymphocytosis, than it could be a clonal blood disorder like cll and will need further testing by a test called peripheral blood flow cytometry. ...Read more
Very abnormal ct. : I am not sure whther you mean 10, 000 or 100, 000(1 lakh) . If it is 1 lakh definitely is a very abnormal count. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Fights invaders: Lymphocytes are a family of cells that variably orchestrate the response to invading microbes so that you aren't hurt in the process. The immune system is broadly speaking all of your defenses against infection, narrowly the processes that the lymphocytes direct. It would take more than 400 characters to do the subject justice. ...Read more
Are all rheumatic diseases auto immune disease s or is there a difference in the 2. If there different what is the difference clinically?
More than a 100 kind: Over 100 different kinds of arthritis and related diseases (rheumatic diseases) some metabolic, gout and pseudogout. Some genetic (hemochromatosis) many autoimmune, your immune system reacts against part of your body. Most common rheumatoid arthritis. There are autoimmune diseases that do not cause arthritis, ms, penphigus. ...Read more
Viral illness: A physiological characteristic of viral diseases is that the density of white cells in the blood goes down from normal. Conversely, the white count elevates above normal in bacterial infections. These changes are reflections of the innate wisdom and power of the immune system to defeat foreign pathologic microbes, i.e., viruses and bacteria. ...Read more
What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese
Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great difference: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin causing infected areas to look red and swollen and to feel painful and hot. Causes of cellulitis include streptococcus bacteria. Autoimmune cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases hamper immune response and there is usually no immune response as with cellulitis. ...Read more
What is the chance that malaise is caused by subacute granulomatous thyroiditis? What are the usual symptoms?
See details: If your thyroid function is normal, it is not causing your symptoms. ...Read more
With gastroenteritis, total WBC isn't raised, the only abnormality is low lymphocytes (339). Is this likely a virus, or an autoimmune condition?
Gastroenteritis: Most gastroenteritis is viral and lasts only a few days at most. Often it lasts only 24-48 hours. The total WBC count is not usually elevated. A low lymphocyte count is normal during such an infection. Here's a research paper describing this phenomenon, called "transient lymphopenia" : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1085751. ...Read more
Absolute neutrophils are 6.40 for the value
1.40-5.30 (thous/ul) is the range
what does this mean and what are the possibilities of anything being wro?
Nothing is wrong: Your neutrophil count is slightly higher than the normal range. This can happen if your body is fighting an infection, or it could simply do to normal variation. ...Read more
Hard to say...: Like any other lymphoma or any other cancer, the prognosis depends heavily on staging and many other factors. For example, in patients with low stage disease the cure rate is up to 90% whereas in more advanced stages, 60-80%. Results are generally better in children than in adults. ...Read more
What could it mean if my lymphocyte/100 leukocyte is 53% (according to the results the avg is 18-42?
May be nothing: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, lymphocyte count of 53% by itself is not a disease. Why was the test done? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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
WBC elevation?: Hi. Monocytes are a subclass of white blood cells. Is your overall WBC count elevated or the absolute monocyte count elevated? That's a very high percentage of monocytes. It can be elevated in certain infections, inflammatory conditions, and leukemias. Ask your doctor what, if anything, needs to be done to evaluate it. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to diagnose autoimmune disorders in immune deficient patient on IgG replacement? Rheumy suspicious of lupus, but not definitive
Related to the low gammaglobulin: Sometimes people with agammaglobulinemia can have musculoskeletal problems the diagnosis of lupus in this situation is unlikely sometimes one can have similar symptoms when infection is present. I would be very cautious in trying to say that lupus is present. ...Read more
What is the percentage of developing the malar "butterfly rash" for Lupus patients? I was informed that only 30% will suffer from it.
It depends: Avoid sunlight and you'll probably avoid the butterfly rash. And sun exposure may not even trigger it. Lupus is diagnosed by checklist -- a certain number of checks, with some groups weighted, gives the diagnosis -- and the diagnosis itself is only a guide to "what should we do" for this still-elusive illness. Best of luck. It's an especially challenging disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer