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  The Leukogram - The Merck Veterinary Manual
In equine viral arteritis, an initial leukopenia during the febrile episode is followed by lymphopenia and mild neutrophilia.
Leukopenia occurs in equine herpesvirus infection, influenza, and sometimes in the early febrile phase of equine infectious anemia.
Leukopenia occurs early in bacterial infections in ruminants and persists longer than in other species due to their low bone marrow neutrophil reserve (storage) pool and lymphopenia secondary to endogenous corticosteroid release.
www.merckvetmanual.com /mvm/htm/bc/10705.htm   (884 words)

  
  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
}} Leukopenia (or leukocytopenia, or leucopenia) is a decrease in the number of circulating white blood cells (leukocytes) in the blood.
The terms leukopenia and neutropenia may occasionally be used interchangeably, as the neutrophil count is the most important indicator of infection risk.
Low white cell counts are associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, leukemia (as malignant cells overwhelm the bone marrow), myelofibrosis and aplastic anemia (destruction of the bone marrow by the immune system).
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=leukopenia   (211 words)

  
 Autoimmune Leukopenia - Neutropenia Support Association Inc.
Gordon Starkebaum, M.D. David C. Dale, M.D. The terms "autoimmune leukopenia," "autoimmune granulocytopenia," and "autoimmune Neutropenia" are often used synonymously to describe conditions in which autoantibodies to mature neutrophils, or their precursors, lead to cell destruction and a reduced blood neutrophil count.
Leukopenia is generally defined as a reduction in the total white blood cell count to less than 4,000 cells per deciliter; Neutropenia is defined as a neutrophil count of less than 1,800 cells per deciliter.
Although the term "leukopenia" often implies "Neutropenia", there are many pathologic conditions in which not only neutrophils but also lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils are concomitantly or specifically reduced.
www.neutropenia.ca /about/autoimmune_leukopenia.html   (295 words)

  
 Blood - The River of Life
Leukopenia is the significant reduction in the number of blood neutrophils, although a reduced number of lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, or basophils may also contribute to the decreased total cell count.
Leukopenia has been scientifically proven to be related to heredity and some races have been known to be more susceptible to the disease than others.
Secondary causes of Leukopenia could be stimulated by drugs generating an allergic reaction (immune, toxic or hypersensitivity) by the body.
library.thinkquest.org /C0115080/?c=leukopenia   (356 words)

  
 LEUKOPENIA-LEUKOCYTOSIS : Edgar Cayce Health Overview leukemia
This commentary is based on a random selection of readings in which a decrease (leukopenia) or an increase (leukocytosis) in the number of white cells is, in a sense, concomitant with other disease processes.
In [3279], on the other hand, a case of tuberculosis, there was also a leukopenia but not the associated overactivity of the Peyer's patches.
Therapy for leukopenia or leukocytosis should be aimed at the particular condition which is dominant.
www.edgarcayce.org /health/database/health_resources/leukemia.asp   (1082 words)

  
 Protective effects of leukopenia and tissue plasminogen activator in microvascular ischemia-reperfusion injury -- ...
Protective effects of leukopenia and tissue plasminogen activator in microvascular ischemia-reperfusion injury -- Bertuglia and Colantuoni 278 (3): H755 -- AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Influence of leukopenia on collateral flow and infarct size in dogs.
Haemostatic and fibrinolytic parameters in septic patients with leukopenia or leukocytosis.
ajpheart.physiology.org /cgi/content/full/278/3/H755   (3480 words)

  
 Leukopenia - WrongDiagnosis.com
The cause of Leukopenia may be more easily identified if other symptoms exist.
The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant.
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Leukopenia.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /sym/leukopenia.htm   (898 words)

  
 Pathology
Leukopenia refers to an abnormal decrease in the number of leukocytes.
This may be secondary to a deficiency of any or all of the WBCs but it is most commonly caused by a depression of neutrophils (neutropenia).
The causes of leukopenia may be marrow failure, peripheral destruction or shift into the storage or marginated compartments.\
www.med-ed.virginia.edu /courses/path/innes/wcd/leukopenia.cfm   (811 words)

  
 Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, Leukopenia: Online Reference For Health Concerns
Anemia is generally defined as a decrease in the number of red blood cells or in the quantity of hemoglobin or lowered hematocrit.
Leukopenia is an abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells, often reducing immune system function.
Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is commonly associated with hematologic abnormalities (anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia).
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-009.shtml   (2673 words)

  
 RxMed: Pharmaceutical Information - SSD
The cream should be administered to pregnant women only when the physician decides that the potentially life-saving benefits of silver sulfadiazine therapy in the larger burn (extent greater than 20% body surface area) outweigh possible hazard to the fetus (see Contraindications).
Leukopenia associated with silver sulfadiazine administration is primarily characterized by a decreased neutrophil count.
The incidence of leukopenia in various reports averages about 20% although an incidence as high as 55% has been noted.
www.rxmed.com /b.main/b2.pharmaceutical/b2.1.monographs/CPS-%20Monographs/CPS-%20(General%20Monographs-%20S)/SSD.html   (818 words)

  
 Chronic leukopenia associated with feline immunodeficiency virus infection in a cat.
Chronic leukopenia associated with feline immunodeficiency virus infection in a cat.
Leukopenia attributable to lymphopenia and neutropenia was detected over a 28-week period in a 12-year-old domestic cat infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
Thus, FIV infection may be an excellent animal model in which to study human immunodeficiency virus and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cats with chronic leukopenia.
www.aegis.com /aidsline/1989/jun/M8960068.html   (372 words)

  
 Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, Leukopenia - Page 2 Of 2: Online Reference For Health Concerns
Platelet damage generally accompanies thrombocytopenia, releasing a substance into the bloodstream that dramatically increases platelet adhesiveness and causes further complications.
In some cases of megaloblastic anemia (anemia conditions that have a common failure mechanism in which the body is unable to synthesize adequate amounts of normal DNA), there is concomitant leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, reflecting the abnormal development of white blood cells and platelets (McMullin et al.
This is a condition found in patients who have chronic infections, noninfectious inflammatory diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis), and neoplasms.
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-009a.shtml   (2704 words)

  
 Leukopenia & Low White Blood Cell Counts - Information and Treatment
Leukopenia is an abnormal decrease in leukocyte (white blood corpuscle) levels.
There are a great number of drugs that can cause leukopenia, as well as conditions such as bone marrow disorder.
The result is a spleen and kidney deficiency, as well as deficiencies of wei, qi, ying and blood which are all contributors to the onset of leukopenia.
www.aworldofchinesemedicine.com /leukopenia.htm   (246 words)

  
 Posttravel | Leukopenia
Malaria is a common illness, but only occasionally causes leukopenia.
Leukopenia in kala azar and malaria are associated with hypersplenism, which can give rise to leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anaemia or pancytopenia.
Leukopenia will in rare cases also be encountered in AIDS and tuberculosis.
www.itg.be /itg/DistanceLearning/LectureNotesVandenEndenE/10_Leukopenia.htm   (155 words)

  
 MEDLINE_1966-1995 - Results of the search <page 1>
Overall, increased mortality was associated with women (p = 0.009), nosocomial acquisition of the disease (p = 0.001), the presence of leukopenia (p = 0.00002) or thrombocytopenia (p = 0.025), shock (p = 4 X 10(-8)), and adult respiratory distress syndrome (p = 2 X 10(-7)).
Alcoholism was the only associated condition correlating with the presence of leukopenia (p = 0.036), and alcoholism and leukopenia occurred in a group of younger men.
We conclude that the association of alcoholism, leukopenia, and pneumococcal sepsis is a distinct clinical entity seen in younger patients and is associated with a very high mortality.
www.bireme.br /cgi-bin/wxislind.exe/iah/online/?IsisScript=iah/iah.xis&nextAction=lnk&base=MEDLINE_1966-1995&exprSearch=4051312&indexSearch=UI&lang=i   (180 words)

  
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Sometimes, the leukopenia (low white-blood-cell count) is temporary, and the white blood cells recover without further problem.
The likelihood of a leukopenia turning into a leukemia depends upon what caused the leukopenia and if it is associated with a more complex medical disorder.
In this condition, leukopenia is often present along with anemia (low red-blood-cell count) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count).
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtPrint/WSIHW000/8294/8122/367341.html?hide=t&k=basePrint   (223 words)

  
 Levamisole Hydrochloride Drug Information, Professional
If leukopenia occurs, dental work should be deferred until blood counts have returned to normal and patients should be instructed in proper oral hygiene, including caution in use of regular toothbrushes, dental floss, and toothpicks.
; although leukopenia is not an indication for withdrawal of levamisole, it is an indication for delaying administration of fluorouracil
If leukopenia occurs, the following adjustments in fluorouracil therapy are recommended: • If the leukocyte count is 2500–3500, the fluorouracil dose should be withheld until the count exceeds 3500.
www.drugs.com /MMX/Levamisole_Hydrochloride.html   (2211 words)

  
 Leukopenia
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This definition of Leukopenia may be disputed by other professionals.
Our attempt is to provide easy definitions on Leukopenia and any other medical topic for the public at large.
www.medicalglossary.net /Leukopenia.htm   (331 words)

  
 chemotherapy induced leukopenia
Gordon Starkebaum, M.D. David C. Dale, M.D. The terms "autoimmune leukopenia," "autoimmune granulocytopenia," and "autoimmune Neutropenia" are often...
Reduction of chemotherapy-induced febrile leukopenia by ciprofloxacin and roxithromycin in...
Pathogenesis of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Cyclophosphamide-Induced Leukopenia in Mice -- Wang et al.
www.about-doctors.com /211/chemotherapy-induced-leukopenia.html   (425 words)

  
 ASTP Meeting Abstracts 1997 ph1-105.htm Incidence and Treatment of Post-Transplant Leukopenia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Introduction: Leukopenia is a common problem during the post-transplant period.
Mild leukopenia (WBC counts 3000 to 3500 thous/cmm) usually responds to reduction or temporary discontinuation of azathioprine or MMF.
Early use of filgrastim in severely leukopenic patients allows proper use of gancyclovir and early resumption of either aza or MMF thereby reducing the risk of graft loss.
www.a-s-t.org /abstracts97/ph1-1110.htm   (265 words)

  
 THE TREATMENT OF X-RAY LEUKOPENIA WITH VITAMIN C  by Arne Clausen.  1941
So far only 10 patients have received this supportive vitamin C treatment; however the results were so encouraging that a short provisional participatory [study] might be authorized.
In other cases the rapid depression of the leukocyte count was halted, and either held at the same level with moderate variation, or the depression was insignificant; the scheduled irradiation could in all cases be carried out.
88: 619, 1941) treated leukopenia in connection with X-ray irradiation with follicle hormone in doses of 50 000 E Progynon in accordance with their specification, with good effect.
www.whale.to /v/c/clausen.html   (902 words)

  
 Leukopenia following IBD treatment linked to cancer risk
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients who develop a low white blood cell count, called leukopenia, after treatment with the immune system-suppressing drug 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) may have a slightly increased risk of cancer, US study results suggest.
Cancer incidence was also studied in a comparison group of 54 IBD patients who were treated with 6-MP, but who did not develop leukopenia.
Analysis revealed that there was a statistically significant increased risk of blood cancers in the patients with leukopenia compared with those who did not have a low white blood cell count.
www.patienthealthinternational.com /news/13484.aspx   (240 words)

  
 Leukopenia In Newborns Of Anemic Mothers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Although newborns aren't able to produce all the antibodies and There are many documented case histories of mothers given the conducted to show that fluoride ingestion can result in leukopenia The freezing of some part of the body such as the ears and feet of newborns goats type and lambs.
www.leavenworthvillagevoices.com /leukopenia-in-newborns-of-anemic-mothers.htm   (302 words)

  
 Pharm1 -To maxmize the medicinal Profits throught Intellectual property Internationalization   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leukopenia exists whenever the number of the white blood cells in the peripheral circulation is continually lower than 4×10
There must be a history of facilitating the result of leukopenia, e.g.
The patient may be sick with such symptoms as dizziness, fatigue, mild fever, amprexoa and insomnia.
www.pharm1.com /Services/B1/Leukopenia.htm   (399 words)

  
 leukopenia
Grade 3/4 leukopenia occurred in 53% of patients, but only six patients (7%) had neutropenia or fever.
White blood cell counts may show a striking leukopenia (abnormally low leukocytes in the blood) and lymphopenia (reduction in number of lymphocytes circulating...
The classical picture is of fever with no localising source of infection, a petechial rash with thrombocytopenia and relative leukopenia.
www.cancer-help.org /cancer/0604/leukopenia.html   (749 words)

  
 Megahydrate - leukopenia hydration
Leukopenia and lymphopenia have been associated temporarily with...
hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, methemoglobinemia, peripheral neuropathy, pseudotumor cerebri...
He received IV hydration, and all of his medications were stopped for one week, with marked...
www.megahydrate.net /hydration/leukopenia-hydration.html   (558 words)

  
 Projection of Agran rates
Estimation of the number of severe leukopenia and agranulocytosis cases for patients in Cohort 3 after weekly monitoring for six months and monthly thereafter......................................................................................................
The lack of known predictors for patients who will develop agranulocytosis and the overall morbidity and mortality associated with agranulocytosis were the leading reasons why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis) mutually agreed to implement a hematological monitoring system to reduce the risk of agranulocytosis and its serious sequale.
The objective of all monitoring systems is the early detection of moderate leukopenia in order to reduce or prevent the occurrence of severe leukopenia, agranulocytosis and death.
www.fda.gov /OHRMS/DOCKETS/ac/03/briefing/3959B1_01_A-Novartis-Backgrounder.htm   (1480 words)

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