|What Is Absolute Lymphocytes ?
Absolute lymphocytes are a part of the lymphatic system which is the main source behind the immunity of the human body. Absolute lymphocytes are the less motile white blood cells or the leukocytes possessing large nuclei. There major function is producing antibodies or the chemical required to kill the necessary antigens, (foreign particles which attack the normal health of the human body).
The normal count of lymphocytes in a human being is 1000 to 4800 per 1 microliter of blood and in children; it is 3000 to 9500 in a microliter. However, this range varies from one medical practice to another. It is essential to check with the doctor or with the standards given their while going for the blood test. If the count of absolute lymphocytes grows higher than this or stops lower, then it is considered an abnormal condition. The situation when the counts of absolute lymphocytes exceed the normal range is called lymphocytosis and the condition when it goes below the normal range is called lymphocytopenia.
Lymphocytosis can be caused by a number of reasons, for example, chronic bacterial infection, lymphocytic leukemia, infectious mononucleosis, multiple myeloma, infectious hepatitis, measles, mumps and also if the victim has just recovered from some kind of bacterial infection. Lymphocytopenia can be caused due to leukemia or blood cancer, HIV infection, exposure to some kind of radiation or after undergoing chemotherapy. These diseases, if neglected at first, can cause fatal results at a later stage, especially due to lack of cure in present world.
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