Case 7 – update 1

Some of the differentials so far

  • Acute leukaemia
  • HUS
  • WAS (Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome)
  • ITP
  • Autoimmune condition e.g.lupus
  • Viral e.g. hep B/C, HIV

Luckily local measures have stopped the bleeding.  His obs are as follows BP: 110/80, pulse 105bpm, resp 20rpm, SpO2 98% room air, temp 37.9oC.  Bloods are as follow:

  • PT 11 s
  • APTT 35
  • Fib 5.9
  • Na 139, K 4.2, creat 109, urea 9.9
  • albumin 40, ALP 90, ALT 24, Bili 39
  • Ca 2.34 (adj)
  • FBC – differential shows neutrophilia
  • Film – awaiting comment from Haem SpR


  • Does this change your differential diagnosis?
  • What is your management now?

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