High Lymphocytes, Low Mcv And Mch?
Good afternoon,. Is it dangerous if lymphocytes are 41.6% higher than the reference value of 40.0%? What about mcv and mch which are lower than the reference value, is that dangerous? Please answer. thank you
Thank you for the question.
Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that play an important role in preventing infection. Normally, the percentage of lymphocytes is in the range of 20-40%. If lymphocyte levels increase, or in the medical realm is called lymphocytosis, then this condition can be caused by infections (especially viral infections, such as Hepatitis, HIV, Cytomegalovirus, Mononucleosus, Syphilis), inflammatory disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammation of the intestine), exhausted experiencing severe injury, experiencing certain malignancies (for example leukemia or lymphoma), hypothyroidism, or also having surgery to remove the spleen.
MCV (mean corpuscular volume) refers to the average size of red blood cells in the blood. Meanwhile, MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) is interpreted as the amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell. Normally, MCV is in the range of 80-96 femtoliters, and MCH normally ranges from 27-33 picogram per cell. If MCV and MCH levels are low, it means that there is microcytic anemia, which can be caused by iron deficiency, thalassemia, lead poisoning, or certain chronic diseases.
The danger or not the condition of patients with high lymphocyte levels and low MCV and MCH as you mentioned certainly depends on the underlying cause. For this reason, a comprehensive evaluation needs to be carried out, starting from monitoring the clinical symptoms that arise, as well as comparing the results of the blood tests above with other investigations performed, such as spinal cord examination, and so on. So, the doctor or doctor of internal medicine who checks sufferers know best. Therefore, consult with him a lot ..
I hope this helps.