Lily Huang, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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Neutropenic Fever

Neutropenic Fever I. Problem/Condition. Neutropenia is defined as absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 500 cells/microL, or ANC <1000 cells/microL with a predicted decrease to <500 cell/microL. The term “profound” neutropenia is referred to an ANC ≤ 100 cells/microL. ANC = White blood cell (WBC) count ((segs/100) + (bands/100)) Fever in a neutropenic patient is defined…

Hodgkins Lymphoma

Hodgkins Lymphoma I. What every physician needs to know. Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a malignant proliferation of B lymphoid cells that contain Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells, which are typically scarce in number and seen in a background of nonmalignant, reactive cells. The disease is subcategorized according to the pattern of RS cell type (classical or lobulated…

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