Thanks for posting your query.
It is unfortunate that you are having persistent wound infection for such a long time. The high C reactive protein(CRP) levels in your case can occur due to several reasons, the most probable one being a wound infection and the associated inflammation ( the symptoms of redness and swelling). All infections at all stages do not cause an increase in the CRP levels. This is the reason why it has been slowly increasing since these levels are typically increased in acute (infections which come on suddenly and last for a short time) infections.
However, the current clinical picture (a high CRP and eosinophil count) is not suggestive of a lymphoma. I would If the report of the magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI scan) is normal, the possibility of a lymphoma is negligible.
I would like to reassure you that the possibility of a lymphoma is extremely low and this sounds like a farfetched diagnosis.
Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
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Dr. Indranil Ghosh
Thank you for the reply. What that there is a possibility that I have lymphoma is that I am very itchy all over my body with no rash, have night sweats, Short of breath and a cough, When I drink alcohol my lymph nodes hurt and then I have a couple of lymph nodes up in my neck which are not painful, quite tired and fatigued. I am seeing a haematologist at The Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK in a weeks time as a lot of my consultants say that my symptoms are classical of lymphoma and need to get checked out. I know bloods can be normal when you have lymphoma. So that was why I was asking the question was the high CRP and Eosinophil count be due to the wound or if I did have lymphoma would it be due to the lymphoma.
Irishgirl aka Emma
Going by the symptoms that you have mentioned this time (itch, night sweats, lymph nodes hurting after taking alcohol), I thinkwe should rule out Hodgkin's lymphoma.
This may require a lymph node biopsy but it is better to be sure.