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Dactinomycin
...  Normally, Dactinomycin is used alongside other Chemotherapy drugs. Weeks after the drug’s administration, a patient may find himself or herself more susceptible to infections. That is because white blood cell count decreases. So, when a patient starts noticing symptoms of infections like chills, coughs, high fever and painful urination, the doctor must be immediately notified. Platelet  ...

Ontak
...  treatments. Ontak is beneficial in treating malignant melanoma. Ontak is frequently prescribed to patients affected by cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a cancer that affects a provided type of white blood cell and results in lesions to exhibiting one's skin. It has active ingredients of denileukin diftitox. ONTAK DOSAGE Ontak is often administered by a doctor of medicine within the  ...

Anemia
...  Anemia is detected by undergoing a CBC or a complete blood cell count. Sometimes CBC tests may be part of a general check up. There are six parts in a CBC test: RBC count, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, white blood cell count, differential blood count, and the platelet count; although only the first three are relevant to the diagnosis of Anemia. There are a variety of ways to treat Anemia; however,  ...

Crohn’s Disease
...  it. The first thing doctors look for is anemia, which is a condition where there is a deficiency of red blood cells. Anemia could indicate bleeding in the intestines. Inversely, if there is a high white blood cell count, this could also be a symptom because this indicates that there is an inflammation somewhere in the body. External manifestations and symptoms of Crohn’s disease may be  ...

Sepsis
...  in order to confirm the presence of sepsis, although it is not uncommon for blood culture to show negative for sepsis if the patient is already taking antibiotics. It can also be determined if the white blood cell count is either too low or too high or if the platelet count is too low. There also kidney function tests which can reveal abnormalities in the early stages of sepsis. Treatment  ...

Croup
...  be hospitalized and a very sickly appearance with or without drooling indicates other medical conditions. Spasmodic croup lacks the usual signs of infection (such as fever, sore throat and increased white blood cell count). What are the causes of croup? Diphtheria caused croup in the Western world before the advent of a successful vaccine. Viruses commonly cause croup more often than bacteria.  ...

Aplastic Anemia
...  blood cells. There are also medications which stimulate the bone marrow in producing more new and healthy blood cells. Few examples are epoetin alfa, sagramostim and filgrastim. In the case of a low white blood cell count, antibiotics could be administered to fight the infection. In severe cases, and to those not cured by medications, bone marrow transplant could be an option. This is a costly  ...

Neutropenia
...  antibiotics, and other medications would be given for other complications. Patients who had Neutropenia due to chemotherapy would be given sargramostin (Leukine, Prokin). This medication stimulates white blood cell production. Neutropenia induced by pesticide would be easier to treat- the patient will be removed from such environment. B-complex, folic acid and vitamin supplements will be given  ...


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