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What is the definition or description of: agranulocytosis?

What is the definition or description of: agranulocytosis?

Low neutrophils: The total white blood count (WBC) is made up of a percentage of neutrophils and other cell types. When the total WBC is low, or if the percentage neutrophils is very low then we call this neutropenia (insufficient neuts on and absolute basis). In the case of absence of nests it is called agranulocytosis. ...Read more

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Agranulocytosis (Definition)

The total white blood count (WBC) is made up of a percentage of neutrophils and other cell types. When the total WBC is low, or if the percentage neutrophils is very low then we call this neutropenia (insufficient neuts on and absolute basis). In the case of absence of nests ...Read more


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Is leukemia like agranulocytosis?

Is leukemia like agranulocytosis?

Different: Agranulocytosis is abscence of granulocyte- or known as neutrophils/segmented white blood cell.There are different causes of agranulocytosis- like drug, congenital etc. Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. In leukemia, normal blood cells can be supressed by the abnormal leukemic cells- and patient can be presented with low /abscence of granulocytes, as well as anemia or decrease in platelets. ...Read more

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What is the difference between leukemia and agranulocytosis?

What is the difference between leukemia and agranulocytosis?

Agranulocytosis: Agranulocytosis is a condition where there is a marked decrease of granulocytes , a type of white blood cells that are supposed to fight for infection. Agranulocytosis can happen in patient with acute leukemia-but also it can be caused by some other things- i.e. - -drugs ( which is actually probably the most common cause of agranulocytosis) ; infection, other bone marrow problems. ...Read more

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Any chances agranulocytosis change to cancer ?

Any chances agranulocytosis  change to cancer ?

Probably need a : Little more information to sort this out. If the lack of neutrophils is due to a drug, or an immune phenomenon, no. If there is an underlying blood disorder then the natural history could include evolution to acute leukemia. ...Read more

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Dr.. Agranulocytosis is a cancer ?

Dr.. Agranulocytosis is a cancer ?

No: Agranulocytosis is a laboratory finding of no or very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cells. This could be caused by destruction of these cells or by not making enough cells. Cancer is only one of the conditions that is associated with this finding. ...Read more

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Do I need weekly blood tests for agranulocytosis?

Do I need weekly blood tests for agranulocytosis?

May be: 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, agranulocytosis is a serious disorder and you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Why agranulocytosis occur in carbimazole therapy?

Why agranulocytosis occur in carbimazole therapy?

This is a rare: But well reported concern for this medication. The specific mechanism is not well worked out, but as thyroid disease is autoimmune, patients may be a set up for a second immune related problem with granulocyte production. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about cancer since i began developing a few symptoms of agranulocytosis after 4th week of latuda/trileptal? doc ended latuda 2day

Should i be worried about cancer since i began developing a few symptoms of agranulocytosis after 4th week of latuda/trileptal? doc ended latuda 2day

What is a symptom...: of agranulocytosis? A symptom is a physical sensation you experience. What physical sensation are you experiencing? A blood test is not a symptom. A blood test is a blood test. Why would you worry about cancer instead of drug-induced suppression of neutrophil production? ...Read more

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Continue coughing for over a month? Whats the cause?

Continue coughing for over a month? Whats the cause?

See your PCP: Many of conditions can cause a lingering cough. Usually, continue coughs in nonsmokers are benign. Regardless, a persistent cough that lasts longer than a few weeks is a red flag and visit to your PCP is warranted. ...Read more

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Whats the quickest way to make jogging easier?

Whats the quickest way to make jogging easier?

It depends: The answer will be different for different people. Good running shoes are important. I enjoy listening to music while jogging so bring my ipod or radio- you might like podcasts or books on tape. Jogging in a scenic place also helps- i like the beach or the woods. Start out taking it easy but do it regularly and it will hopefully become a routine you look forward to as you notice feeling better... ...Read more

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