| counts and meds
Oct 2, 2003
Got my lab results back, taken a few weeks before I started meds one week ago (by the way, meds-kaletra, viread and emtiva-- have been well tolerated so far. Tcells were 257 and vl 200K. My question is about my other counts. Total wbc count--3700, platelet count of 146, hemoglobin 13.5, hematocrit 40.3,lymphs 44.2 ionized calcium of 3.8.
Question--1. Are these numbers something to be concerned about:
Question 2 Are some or all of the counts probably related ton my hiv?
Question 3. If answer to 2 is yes, will these counts improve with meds? Thanks Kevin
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for the follow up--
your labs are of no major concern-- the WBC and platelet count are marginally low, as are the hematocrit and lymph counts. These are likely related to HIV infection and should improve with therapy. BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.