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Old 09-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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Blood and rheum issues

I have been IgA deficient for at least 20 years. I started getting B12 shots and went off Plaquenil when my red blood cell and hematocrit counts dropped and the RBC size began running up.

After a few months the IgA, HCT and RBCs normalized but IgG Subgroup 1 dropped, my CTD has acted up and RBC size keeps increasing (presently at 108 fl). I now have significant and increasing swelling, pain and redness and in my fingers, hands, feet and ankles, Raynaud's and shoulder weakness. The rheumatologist calls it Sjogren's but I don't have the classic dryness the diagnosis requires or any measurable autoantibodies.

Now the hematologist wants a marrow aspiration and biopsy before they restart the Plaquenil. Can anyone offer any insight, eg, CVID, megaloblastic anemia, undifferentialed CTD, MDS, Sjogren's? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-22-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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