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How does anti-TNF therapy induce apoptosis of macrophages?

We know that anti-TNF therapy (infliximab) induces apoptosis of macrophages [1] and monocytes [2]. By what mechanism? [1] Suggests this is via "intracellular signalling" but that is rather ...
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What does granulocytes mean?

I know that granulocytes consists of neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils but why is this group called granulocytes? What does each type of granulocyte do?
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Does the blood removed from the body still have immunity?

I know that blood contains white blood cells (which attack pathogens). Suppose we take half a liter of blood out of the body and implant the virus into it. Can the white blood cells in that half a ...
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Questions about neutrophils

I've read different places that neutrophils are primarly increased with bacterial and fungal infections. According to Wikipedia they 'defend against bacterial and fungal infection'. Given that a ...
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Are metamyelocytes typically present on blood tests?

Is it normal to have metamyelocytes present on a blood test result? Basically, does it adhere to the standard morphology of the WBC & platelet or is it indicative of something abnormal?
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Normal high lymphocyte count in children

Even if children have a weak immune system and are prone to inffections, it is considered physiological for them to have lymphocytosis. What is the reason for this?
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Why White Blood cells are that important in defining infections

I know that sometimes if the White Blood Cells are high that will not indicate that something really bad is happening in the body. But why, in general, when there is suspicion for dangerous ...
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Why/how does stress sometimes cause a spike in WBC or even a fever?

I've noticed a direct correlation between a spike in my WBC (when I don't have an detection of a viral or bacterial infection) and sometimes (but pretty rare for me), an elevated body-temperature that ...
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Possible reason/s for increases in neutrophil, platelet, and WBC levels at the same time?

I took a routine blood test today, and my results came back with three abnormal results that the laboratory flagged. My WBC, platelet count, and neutrophil levels were all elevated: WBC: 11.8 ...
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Are elevated platelet levels (yet, still anemic) a symptom of endometriosis? Connection?

for about two years now, my platelet levels have been consistently elevated; not off the charts or anything to be overly alarming, but consistently coming in at about 500. And oddly enough, I'm ...
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What is the significance of white blood cells count to platelets count ratio?

This is actually something I stumbled upon while conducting a statistical analysis. I have WBC and Platelets counts of over 3000 people with varying age and gender. I was thinking about doing a ...
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How big is the risk of agranulocytosis when taking metamizole?

In some countries, metamizole is completely banned because of the risk of agranulocytosis. In other countries (like mine) it is available as a prescription drug and I hear in other countries it is ...