Chances Are Chronic Non-specific Lymphadenitis And Non-infection Blood Test Results?
Doctor, I want to ask. If the results of the examination results are non-specific chronic lymphadenitis which means lymph node infection but my blood test results, I have no infection at all. Is it possible?. Because the PA test and my blood test were done at two different hospitals. When my blood test was still in internal medicine but when I was referred PA oncology. thanks.
Hello Annisa, thank you for the question. I'm dr. Nova will try to answer your question.
Chronic non-specific lymphadenitis means that it occurs in inflammation / infection of the lymph nodes that occur for a long time due to non-specific germs, not TB germs or other specific germs. This lymph node functions as a filter for germs and cells that are not normal from nearby locations and then collected in lymph fluid. Therefore, this disease usually occurs secondary to chronic inflammation elsewhere, can be in the respiratory tract, canals digestion, etc. This non-specific chronic lymphadenitis is usually caused by a viral infection, bacterial infection, drugs such as isoniazid commonly used in tuberculosis or phenytoin for the treatment of seizures, allopurinol, atenolol, carbamazepine, etc., can also be caused by other diseases such as lupus, Kawasaki disease, etc. Symptoms that arise in the form of enlarged lymph nodes that are not accompanied by pain, hard consistency, capsules, well-defined, and easy to move.
In chronic inflammation the results of laboratory abnormalities are generally abnormal in the count type (diff count) where there is an increase in mononuclear cells such as lymphocytes and monocytes, while the number of white blood cells and blood sedimentation rates are generally normal. However, the results of this examination can not only show abnormalities caused by the body having adapted because the process has happened a long time ago or because the laboratory itself. In contrast to acute infections, complaints are usually more disturbing and laboratory results show abnormal results, such as an increase in the number of white blood cells, an increased count of leukocytes are PMN cells such as neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, increased blood sedimentation rates, and C- reactive protein as a marker of inflammation also increases, increasing very high to more than 100 mg / L if the infection is caused by bacteria. If you are in doubt or worried you should consult your doctor again, the doctor will assess the suitability of the results of investigations with clinical conditions, if in doubt, maybe your doctor will recommend a re-examination.
Thus, hopefully useful. -dr. Nova-