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Old Sun Aug 7, 2011, 11:27 AM
amberb amberb is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posts: 21
WBC and ANC fluctuating after ATG

I completed four days of ATG (horse serum) on July 22, 2011 and am currently on cyclosporine. During treatment my WBC dropped as low as 0.3 and my ANC as low as 0.5. One week post-treatment my WBC was 2.8 and ANC 1.7. I was very excited to see my numbers start to improve so quickly, even though I still needed a platelet transfusion (Plt count was 7 that day) but then just four days later my WBC dropped to 1.8 and ANC to 0.7, and again to 1.3 and 0.5. The Drs said my numbers would fluctuate, but has anyone else experienced this? I know it's only been two weeks since completing the ATG and it can take anywhere from 3-6 months to know if it's working, but I don't know what other people have experienced with this...
Amber, age 24, diagnosed w/ SAA and treated w/ horse ATG 7/11, rabbit ATG 1/12, on cyclosporine. Started Desferal infusion for iron overload 7/12.
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