Very high White Blood Cell counts may mean 

something different than you think

 
NOT infection;  NOT lymphoma
 
BUT the idiopathic anemia that doctors are looking for ... in CFIDS FATIGUE
 

Sad story, you have the immune system prematurely destroying the red blood cells, and you have an excessive number of white blood cells added to the mix.  On top of that we have been blaming virus for FLU an injecting virus & many types of antibiotics into our people for 60+ years.  No wonder there is VRSA!

 

Exposure to 2-butoxyethanol (causes such anemia) ... even after whole blood transfusions every two weeks, someone shared that he had no red blood cells & concerns with liver, and more 

 
Posted here:     Help Our Gulf War Vets  
 
RDW?  Immature RBCs need manual - not computer blood workup
 
 
It may be a sign of the idiopathic anemia that 2-butoxyethanol would cause:
 
I suspect that is the FATIGUE doctors are looking for in CFIDS, CFS, FM, ME
 
LEUKEMOID REACTION
    "Classically, in IMHA the stimulation of the bone marrow is so strong that even the white blood cells lines (which have very little to do with this disease but which also are born and incubate in the bone marrow along side the red blood cells) are stimulated. This leads to white blood cell counts that are spectacularly high."
I strongly suspect this same chemical, 2-butoxyethanol, as an exposure for all vets this past century;
 
Most definitely ALS & many other autoimmune issues should be on the presumptive disability approval list for Vietnam Vets, Korean Vets, Gulf War Vets AND WWII vets, as well
 
Did Pres FDRhave 'the fatigue?
 
Jacqueline Kennedy?
 
Suspect Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether for Cancers, too *
 
 Please pass this on to your doctors & labs

Prominent People discussion area
 
Includes Presidents and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Playwright August Wilson 

Sincerely,  Margaret. Diann , Box 233, Valdez, Alaska 99686
 
Tribute to Our Veterans
 

Help for health:  Good Nutrition 

& glyconutrients (8 essential 'sugars')

Usually the anemia hides out.  Red Blood Cells look at least 'borderline' normal.  Doctors have been looking for the fatigue of CFIDS for many decades.  Presidents' doctors and the doctors of the wealthy are looking for 'the idiopathic anemia' too.

 

Could Hemoglobin be sufficiently present (for many years), but not properly utilized by people with exposure to 2-butoxyethanol?

 This chemical won't do just one thing - If you only have one health issue, and/or your parent doesn't have 'the odd assortment of CFIDS symptoms,' don't suspect 2-butoxyethanol poisoning.
 

AUTOIMMUNE issues!

Glyconutrients ~ autoimmune system?

 
Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers and those they were around, would be able to 'prove' that this chemical IS the cause of 'gulf war syndrome'  Soldiers also had exposure to 2-butoxyethanol and 2-2-butoxyethanol also known as ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
  • Look for  THE CFIDS pattern *
  • Look at the RED BLOOD Cells
  • Look for add on autoimmune issues *
 
 
 
AUTOAGGLUTINATION
    In severe cases of immune mediated hemolytic anemia, the immune destruction of red cells is so blatant that the red cells clump together (because their antibody coatings stick together) when a drop of blood is placed on a microscope slide. Imagine a drop of blood forming not a red spot but a yellow spot with a small red clump inside it. This finding is especially for boding.
     
    spikes RBCs?     *
LEUKEMOID REACTION
    Classically, in IMHA the stimulation of the bone marrow is so strong that even the white blood cells lines (which have very little to do with this disease but which also are born and incubate in the bone marrow along side the red blood cells) are stimulated. This leads to white blood cell counts that are spectacularly high.

COOMB'S TEST

(ALSO CALLED A "DIRECT ANTIBODY TEST")

This is a test designed to identify antibodies coating red blood cell surfaces.  This test is the current state of the art for the diagnosis of IMHA but, unfortunately, it is not as helpful as it might seem.  The Coomb's test can be erroneously negative for a number of reasons as well. If the clinical picture fits with IMHA, often the Coomb's test is skipped.
 
 
 

More 2-butoxyethanol MSDS info

NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet  2-BUTOXY ETHANOL pdf  1989

NJ Hazardous Chemical Fact sheet on 2-butoxyethanol pdf 6 pages 2001

not just a virus or cold? *

recognize the harm of EGBE ...  *

Suspect Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether for Cancers, too *

11/18/07

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