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My sister was suffring from aml m2 & now after one year in blood test platelets gone down to 16000 & lymphosytes are 86% & atypical lyphocytes ++?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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Of course, given the history of m2 aml.
AML therapy can have a significant effect on marrow reserve, rendering patients susceptible to suppression from infection, for example. In this case, the presence of atypical lymphs could suggest a recent viral syndrome with associated thrombocytopenia. However, to not consider the possibility of disease recurrence would just be wrong. She needs to see dr.!

In brief: Concerning...

Of course, given the history of m2 aml.
AML therapy can have a significant effect on marrow reserve, rendering patients susceptible to suppression from infection, for example. In this case, the presence of atypical lymphs could suggest a recent viral syndrome with associated thrombocytopenia. However, to not consider the possibility of disease recurrence would just be wrong. She needs to see dr.!
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

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Given that you know these numbers (low platelets and increased lymphocytes with atypical lymphocytes), i assume a physician is following these numbers.
A pathologist can look at the atypical lymphocytes and special tests can be performed if there is a concern of relapse. A viral infection could also cause these numbers, as long as the atypical cells are confirmed not to be blasts.

In brief: Concerning...

Given that you know these numbers (low platelets and increased lymphocytes with atypical lymphocytes), i assume a physician is following these numbers.
A pathologist can look at the atypical lymphocytes and special tests can be performed if there is a concern of relapse. A viral infection could also cause these numbers, as long as the atypical cells are confirmed not to be blasts.
Dr. Scott Diede
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