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Old 07-05-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Mesenteric Lymph Nodes - Celiac Disease


I was diagnosed with Celiac's Disease last Novemeber and have since been gluten free. On my checkup in January I had an enlarged spleen found during examination. I recently had some blood work done and had an ultrasound of my abdomen to check for an enlarged spleen.

Here are the results of my blood work and Ultrasound:

BLOODWORK (low in red, high in blue)
WBC - 4.0 (ref: 4.0 - 11)
RBC - 4.45 (ref: 4.5-6.5)
Hemoglobin - 133 (ref: 140 -180)
hematocrit - .39 (ref: .40 - .54)hematocrit
Platlets: 182 (ref; 155-400)
MCV: 88.1 (ref: 80-95)
MCH: 30.1 (ref: 27 - 32)
MCHC: 342 (ref: 320-370)
RDW: 11.8 (ref 11.5-14.8)
Absolute Lymphocytes: 0.9 (ref range 1.5 - 4.0)
Absolute Neutrophil: 3.5 (ref: 2.0 - 7.5)
Absolute Baso: 0.0 (ref < .2)
Absolute Mon: 0.6 (ref range 0.2 - 0.8)
Absolute EOS: 0.3 (ref range 0.0 - 0.4)

C02 - 32 (ref range 23-29)
Total Protein: 82 (ref: 65-80)
Albumin: 49 (ref 38-50)
Amylase: 86 (ref: <116)
Alk Phos: 49 (ref: 35-125)
Alt: 24 (ref: 21 - 72)
AST: 32 (ref 17-60)

Ultrasound findings
Spleen size : 12.5cm (ref range 11-20 moderate enlargement, >20 severe)
Slightly prominent non-specific mesenteric lymph nodes in lower right quadrant, which may be reactive.

The doctor who ran the tests asked me to follow up with my family doctor. My GP isn't too concerned since they say non-specific and may be reactive. My only concern is the risk of celiac and small bowel lymphoma. Since these lymph nodes are beside my intestines, should this now draw further investigation?

Any people with experiences or suggestions is appreicated.

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Old 12-19-2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re: Mesenteric Lymph Nodes - Celiac Disease

I was just diagnosed with Celiacs in April. They told me that I had lymphoma in March because of crazy bloodwork like yours and a CT scan showed very large mesenteric lymph nodes. After surgery they didn't find any cancer, but later found out it was all a reaction to my undiagnosed Celiacs. Now, 7 months on a gluten free diet and my lymph nodes have returned to normal size and bloodwork is back to normal.

Have you been gluten free and still have enlarged lymph nodes? It may take a while I suppose.

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