Yesterday, I was scheduled for a Rituxan infusion (for Inflammatory Arthritis/Lupus), but because I was experiencing dizziness, my doctor sent me to the ER to be checked out. It turned out that I have a fairly bad UTI and was prescribed antibiotics and will have follow up testing when the prescription is finished.
My question is - I noticed on the lab report that while my WBC is within normal ranges (6.2), the neutrophil (75%) to lymphocyte (18%) ratio is off. I have heard that is a sign of inflammation, but I've also heard that it is related to the leukemia as the neutrophils are the ones involved in CML.
Sed rate is normal (20), but CRP is high (.80), LDH wasn't tested. RBC is still a bit low but stable (3.6) and platelets are on the high side of normal (380). I'm scheduled to have the BCR-ABL test done next week.
Does anyone know if this is of any concern in relation to the CML? I know the meds work and I shouldn't worry about it too much, but there's always that chance that it won't.