Thursday, July 28, 2011

Diagnostic Codes

Earlier today I was looking at the Diagnostic Codes listed on my Lab work paper for tomorrow. I will be going in to get my "Grab & Jab" which will lead to the "hit and miss." Anyways, I saw these diagnostic codes and wondered what they were.

Thank goodness that Google is my friend

780.79 = Other Malaise & Fatigue.
625.4 = Premenstrual tension syndromes
280.0 = Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)
288.0 = Agranulocytosis

According to Medline Plus, "Agranulocytosis means a failure of the bone marrow to make enough white blood cells (neutrophils). Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells."

Medlineplus also says, "Agranulocytosis results in a person not having enough of a specific type of white blood cells, called neutrophils or granulocytes. A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) may also occur when white blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be produced."

People with this condition are more likely to get infections. So in order to insure that Lyme doesn't rear it's ugly head (since it IS a bacterial infection), we have to keep a check on my blood cells. I've had a problem with my cell counts in the past so my LLMD likes to keep a check on them. This is also something that the LDN should have helped.

Cross your fingers that the Grab & Jab goes well.


Anonymous said...

Hope it goes well for you. Rooting for you (and the LDN). XOXO

Kory said...

Those diagnostic codes are as arbitrary and subjective as Lyme disease itself. It doesn't mean you have a bone marrow disease.

Kara said...

Hope your grab and jab went smoothly -- and they didn't have to do the hit and miss! :-) Wish I could donate some Neutrophils to you. I quite often, still, have high neutrophil counts. My immune system really retaliates hard now that it recognizes all the infections and has the wisdom and strength to do something about them. Have a great weekend! {{hugs}} ~Kara

Jennifer said...

Thanks Tagudin.

Kory, I know that about bone marrow disease. I was just typing out some stuff for myself mainly. Plus, I think that those particular labs will come back within normal range.

My Neutrophils are generally good Kara if I remember correctly, it's my NK (Natural Killer) cells that are in the toilet.