What You Need to Know about Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis What You Need to Know about Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
What is leukocytoclastic vasculitis? Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) refers to small blood vessel inflammation. It’s also known as hypersensitivity vasculitis and hypersensitivity angiitis.The word “leukocytoclastic” comes from leukocytoclasia, a process where neutrophils (immune cells) break down and release debris. “Vasculitis” means inflammation of the blood ves
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Talzenna: Side Effects, Cost, Uses, and More Talzenna: Side Effects, Cost, Uses, and More
What is Talzenna?Talzenna is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat certain types of breast cancer in adults.It’s used to treat breast cancer with each of the following characteristics:Hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-negative. These cancer cells may or may not have receptors (attachment sites) for estrogen or progesterone.Mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes (typ
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Agranulocytosis: Types, Risk Factors, and Symptoms Agranulocytosis: Types, Risk Factors, and Symptoms
What is agranulocytosis?Agranulocytosis is a rare condition in which your bone marrow doesn’t make enough of a certain type of white cell, most often neutrophils. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that your body needs to fight off infections. They make up the largest percentage of white blood cells in your body.Neutrophils are a critical part of your body’s immune system. They’re o
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Nutrition Tips for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Nutrition Tips for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Chronic myeloid leukemiaCancer treatment, including that for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), can leave you feeling fatigued and take a toll on your immune system. Fortunately, eating well can help.Use the following guidelines to help you get the nutrients you need to better manage your side effects and feel stronger during and after your CML treatment. Nutrition for CMLEating a healthy diet durin
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Leukopenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Leukopenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
OverviewYour blood is made up different types of blood cells, including white blood cells, or leukocytes. White blood cells are an important part of your immune system, helping your body to fight off diseases and infections. If you have too few white blood cells, you have a condition known as leukopenia.There are several different types of leukopenia, depending on which type of white blood cell y
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Typhlitis: Treatment, Causes, and Definition Typhlitis: Treatment, Causes, and Definition
OverviewTyphlitis refers to inflammation of a part of the large intestine known as the cecum. It’s a severe condition that usually affects people with a weakened immune system. They can’t fight off infections like people with healthy immune systems. Typhlitis may also be called neutropenic enterocolitis, necrotizing colitis, ileocecal syndrome, or cecitis. Typhlitis mostly affects those recei
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What Is Leukocytosis? Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and More What Is Leukocytosis? Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and More
OverviewLeukocyte is another name for white blood cell (WBC). These are the cells in your blood that help your body fight infections and some diseases.When the number of white cells in your blood is higher than normal, it’s called leukocytosis. This usually happens because you’re sick, but sometimes it’s just a sign that your body is stressed. Types of leukocytosisLeukocytosis is classified
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Neutropenic Precautions: What You Need to Know About Protection Neutropenic Precautions: What You Need to Know About Protection
When you have neutropenia, there are things you can do to prevent infection. These safety measures are called neutropenic precautions. Neutropenia is a blood condition involving low levels of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. Neutrophils fight infection by destroying harmful germs. Without enough neutrophils, you’re more likely to develop infections.Usually, neutropenia occurs after:chemo
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Patchouli Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects Patchouli Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects
Spring has sprung, bringing with it a nutritious and delicious crop of fruits and veggies that make eating healthy incredibly easy, colorful, and fun!We’re kicking off the season with 30 recipes featuring superstar fruits and veggies like grapefruit, asparagus, artichokes, carrots, fava beans, radishes, leeks, green peas, and many more — along with information on the benefits of each, straigh
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