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Immune System Function Antigen enters body B lymphocytes become plasma cells Plasma Cells produce antibodies Antigen Antibody response T Cell lymphocytes react to destroy antigens directly Antigens destroyed indirectly by recruiting other lymphocytes or macrophages Effective against bacteria, fungi, virus, cancer, transplanted cells Numbers (consult text) normal values: WBC x (10 3 ) 4.5 to 11.0 RBC x (10 6 ) 3.5 to 5.5 Hemoglobin: Female 12 to 16 g/100mL Male 14 to 18 g/100mL Hematocrit: Female 36 to 48 mL/100mL Male 40 to 54 mL/100mL Mean Cell Volume 80-100 Mean Cell Hemoglobin 26 to 34 Hemoglobin Content 31 to 37 Platelet Count x (10 3 ) 150-450 WBC Differential SEGs 50-60% Bands 3-8% Lymphocytes 25-40% Monocytes 2-4 Eosinophils 1-4 Basophils 0-1 Neutrophils 100 Neutrophil count is extremely important, reduced numbers can lead to severe infection. Below 1000/mm 3 the neutrophils are neutropenic. Cancer patients have special problems with neutropenia.
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