Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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leukopenia and neutropenia

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by santi, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. santi

    santi

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    My blood test revealed just after the onset a mid leukopenia (specifically neutropenia, the other cells were normal). I had as low as 2500 white blood cells per square millimeter, while normal is above 4000 depending on lab. Before the onset I had normal values on all analysis. Now I have them always marginally low and sometimes just above 3000.
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    When I did not recover completely from my initiating 'flu', I went back to the health service twice to inform them of the fact. Both time I was told that my temperature and white count were low (low, mind you, not normal), so I could not be sick. :bang-head:


    The last time I had a CBC, all of the counts were normal although some were in the lower end of the normal range.
     
  3. santi

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    As far as I know, white cells or lymphocytes are subdivided into several types: B, T (CD4+, CD8+) and NK. Testing for them individually should reveal more about the fact I guess.
     
  4. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    True. For example, although my lymphocytes are normal according to a CBC, my CD8+ cells are way low and my CD4+ cells are high. My GP would never have detected that and continued to tell me there's nothing wrong with me despite my plethora of symptoms. Sheesh!
     

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