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  • Posted By: skerbball
  • April 8, 2008
  • 00:55 AM

A 25-year-old male college student experienced fatigue, a decreased appetitie, weight loss, frequent swelling and bleeding of the gums, and a sense of abdominal fullness with discomfort under the left lower ribs. An examination of peripheral blood and bone marrow resulted in the following:

Erythrocytes 3.1 million/mm^3
Leukocytes 165,000/mm^3
Thrombocytes 62,000/mm^3
Hematocrit 28%

Lymphocytes=79% of all leukocytes

Examination of the tightly packed bone marrow demonstrated a tremendous concentration of small lymphocytes (>90%). The lymph nodes (particularly in the throat and armpits) were also moderately enlarged.

What is the primary disorder of the individual? Explain.
What are the important symptoms necessary for this diagnosis?
Define anemia and explain what is causing it.
What was the cuasse of abdominal fullness and discomfort?
Explain the conventional treatments used to treat this disorder.

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