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Why you need to look at absolute numbers (not just percentages) of white cells by pathologystudent Posted Mon 20 May 2013 11:25am Q. I need help with this question from Robbins: 15 year old boy with fever of 10 days. Petechial hemorrhages on trunk and extremities. CBC shows Hg 13.2, Hct 38.9%, MCV, 93, plt ct 175,000 and WBC ct 1860 with 1% segs, 98% lymphs, and 1% monocytes. BM biopsy shows no abnormal cells. What’s the diagnosis? ... Read on »
Definitions by Kelly Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Feb 2009 11:58am WHAT IS A NEUTROPHIL? A neutrophil is a type of mature (developed) white blood that is present in the blood. A cell is the smallest, most basic of life, that is capable of existing by itself. White blood cells help protect the body against diseases and fight infections. Neutrophils are essential in protecting the body against disease and infect ... Read on »
SO LONG & THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH! by dirtymouthmama Posted Sat 21 May 2011 12:00am This is not the title I want to use for this post, but even with my moniker I have made it through this past TWO AND HALF years with relatively little online cussing. So if you don’t know me, just guess what I want to say. If you do know me, then it’s likely that you already know what I would say. We’re done. Just typing that m ... Read on »
Thinking positive! by Kelly Patient Expert Posted Sun 31 May 2009 10:13pm I'm still in the hospital, but am feeling much better than I had in previous days. My fever has been gone for two days in a row, and they determined the rash on my arms is from a Latex allergy. Now that they have been using different tape, the rash has almost cleared, except where my old IV line had been removed yesterday. The headaches are gone ... Read on »
What is a Platelet Transfusion? by Moshura's Sister Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Dec 2009 12:00am Some info on platelet counts...sorry, no time for citations - from ACS site. Also check out: http://www.mybloodyourblood.org/hs_biology_platelets.htm http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/platelet/test.html http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Treat/Undrstnd_Treat_Opt/Lrn_Other_Treatment/Blood_Transfusions/i ... Read on »
Hare Tonic by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:36pm Day 134 (D -4) Fans of the early Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny cartoons will remember the 1945 short " Hare Tonic". In which Bugs convinces the ever dim-witted Elmer Fudd that he is infected with "Rabititus" after Elmer brings him home from the market to cook for a stew. Elmer soon after begins to display the symptoms of "Rabititus": seeing spots, c ... Read on »
I got up early yesterday morning ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:35pm I got up early yesterday morning to call my local oncologist to see what he wanted to do about my illness. Of course I only got to speak to a nurse who assured me that she'd pass my query along. Four hours later I still hadn't heard anything, so Chris called and asked what was going on. It turns out that the nurse didn't bother to ask my docto ... Read on »
Turbulence by jonhoward1 Posted Sat 10 Apr 2010 7:36am The approach for my soft landing has been suddenly interrupted by some unexpected turbulence. I had a CBC and FACS performed on Monday. For the most part, my counts were good, but as shown in the plot below, the one exception was a doozy -- my absolute neutrophil count dropped dramatically from 1.97 two weeks ago to .81 on Monday. This sudden d ... Read on »
Re-Admitted by xoxomarebear Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 9:03pm While Daddy and Vivi were at St. Jude today waiting for Vivi's appointment in the medicine room for vincristine, all of a sudden Vivi was burning up. Justin says that he was in a panic, but he did the absolute smartest thing - he bypassed the waiting area and went straight into the medicine room (the area where patients receive chemo and other ... Read on »
Two years ago today the first ou ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:34pm Two years ago today the first outward symptom of my cancer to make me sit up and take notice appeared. It was a small swollen lymph node on my neck just behind my right ear. Why this one little "thing" was what made me call the doctor, I'll never know. For weeks leading up to this event I was suffering from severe fatigue, migraines, a swollen ... Read on »