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Immature granulocyte count and leukemia

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My daughter is 18 and pregnant. She is 2 years out from all treatment for stage IV hodgkin's lymphoma. She had bulky disease in her mediastinum. She was treated with eBEACOP and radiation to her chest and neck. Her recent Oncology visit showed that she had some immature granulocyte count of 0.7 which showed high. All other differentials were within normal limits. Her platelete count was low at 149,000 and her mean corpusal hemoglobin was high. I am concerned about the immature granulocyte count as all that I find when I look it up is leukemia. Could you please help me understand this count? She is now 15 weeks pregnant and she has been having some heart palpatations and high heart rate as well as some headaches which she is scheduled to go to the neurologist in a couple of weeks. She is also going to have a PFT as her OB is concerned about the adrimycine and bleomycine she received in her chemo regimen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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replied May 4th, 2009
Leukemia Answer A6503


Research indicates that the normal range for Immature Granulocyte Count is 0-1% (0-0.01). It seems likely that the higher results might indicate leukemia or, in your daughter’s case, it might mean return of the lymphoma. Additional tests are needed to confirm or to rule out this condition.


It is not recommended to get pregnant within 5 years after treating Hodgkin lymphoma.


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