What is SIRS and how do you get it?

  • I was recently admitted to the hospital for SIRS,lactic acidosis, probable strep and leukocytosis. My baseline assessment was pulse 111, RR 22, O2 95, BP 135/72 and Temp 103.5. I've heard of all the others but wasn't too sure what SIRS was.
  • SIRS stands for Systemic inflammatory response syndrome it can be caused by infection or by other means. It is caused by a cytokine storm which is your immune system overeacting to a certain pathogen, it is a whole body inflammatory state. If infection is detected it is known as sepsis. Possible effects of SIRS include: Acute lung injury Acute kidney injury Shock Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome If not caused by infection SIRS can be caused by: * Complications of surgery * Adrenal insufficiency * Pulmonary embolism * Complicated aortic aneurysm * Cardiac tamponade * Anaphylaxis * Drug overdose

Can neutrophilic leukocytosis be caused by Advair?

  • Hello. A ds says neutrophilic leukocytosis was caused by steroids. The pt's medication list only includes one steroid, namely, Advair. Did Advair cause neutrophilic leukocytosis? Thank you
  • "One active component of ADVAIR HFA (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) is fluticasone propionate, a corticosteroid" http://www.rxlist.com/advair-hfa-drug.htm "Drugs can also cause leukocytosis. Cortisone-like drugs (prednisone), lithium, and NSAIDs are the most common offenders" http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=neutrophilic+leukocytosis According to these sources, I'd say it's plausible. Especially if there's no imediate sign of infection.

why do i have high glucose on my blood test, but glucose is not positive in my urine test?

  • Hi, i'm 17.. I just got my blood test and urine test results back.. In my blood test my glucose is high.. it's 169 m/dL, but glucose is not present in my urine test.. Furthermore, I have Leukopenia present in my blood test, and Leukocytosis in my urine test. What is this? Help.
  • Blood glucose has to reach a certain level before it 'spills over' into the urine. A generation ago diabetics couldn't test their own blood glucose, they could only test it in their urine, so their blood glucose was often very high for long periods of time, leading to 'complications' like kidney failure, gangrene, blindness, etc. Today diabetics can measure their blood sugar directly, so they can detect a dangerously high level before it's likely to cause problems. 169 is high but not outrageously high. People under 200 used to be told 'you have a touch of diabetes'. 8^P It's high enough to be dangerous and you should do something about it--watch your diet, get some exercise, get a glucometer to monitor your blood sugar yourself. About the leukopenia and leukocytosis, I don't know much about those so I won't comment. They may be related to the blood glucose problem or they may be a separate problem. I'm diabetic but I've never gotten a white blood cell count, so I'm guessing it's not related.

I have something wrong with my blood?

  • I have both leukocytosis and lymphocytosis I have been seeing a hematologist for about 3 yrs and he really hasn't found much I wonder if I should get a second opinion, or if I should even be concerned. White Count is always between 11,000 and 14,000. Thanks.
  • Consult another specialist

what do penia and cytosis mean in leukopenia and leukocytosis?

  • i get leuko relates to wbcs, but what do the suffixes penia and cytosis have to do with elevation and decrease of wbc count?
  • Leukopenia means a low white blood cell count ( WBC ), euko meaning white and enia meaning deficiency. White blood cells protect us against infection. Certain illnesses may cause a decrease in WBC's, such as the flu, malaria, and dengue fever (diseases spread by mosquito's), Typhoid fever ( caused by ingesting food or water that has been contaminated by feces), tuberculosis. These (with an exception to the flu) are rare illnesses and you would be very very ill. Also, leukopenia is prevalent in people undergoing radiation/chemotherapy for cancer, or those suffering from leukemia. HIV/AIDS infected people will have leukopenia. Lack of copper zinc and folate could be the cause and so could certain medications. Someone suffering from chronic leukopenia ( having a low WBC constantly for a long period of time) must be very very careful because without enough white blood cells the immune system becomes compromised meaning even catching the common cold could result in serious illness. Although some sicknesses cause leukopenia, majority of illnesses that an otherwise healthy person comes down with will trigger WBCs to do what they are meant to do an increase in order to fight off the infection. When there is an increase in WBC it is called Lukocytosis--(( Euko again meaning white and cytosis refers to any condition that causes an over abundance of cells)), and more than likely this just means your fighting off an infection somewhere in your body. Never the less it could also be a result of the same illnesses I listed above or possibly a clot of some kind/infarct. Bottom line is, if a person's blood tests come back and there WBC is either high or low they undoubtedly will require further assessment by their doctor before an underlying cause is found.

How to handle Leukocytes?

  • How to handle Leukocytes? Leukocytosis is related about white cell in human body.. My question is... If someone are having tis problem..... what type of food should they avoid. What type of vegetable should they take to prevent the symptom from spread or become worst. ist... dangerous tu human health
  • Leukocytes are white blood cells. Leuko = white, cytes = cells. Leukocytes or white blood cells (WBCs) are the component of the blood whose function is immunity. They are activated during infection and during times of stress. Leukocytosis (the increase in leukocytes) can mean many things but the most simple is an infection. Leukocytosis is not a problem but rather a sign of a problem. When the body fights off the infection, the number of leukocytes return to normal. You do not need any special diet or vegetable to normalize your leukocyte count. Don't worry.

What bacteria infections can cause congested pharynx + enlarged tonsils that lead to Neutrophilic leukocytosis?

What are the pathological causes of leukocytosis?