Case 21 – the beginning

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You are the emergency medicine SHO reviewing a 29 year old female who has attended feeling unwell, with a rash.  She is six days post-partum having delivered a healthy baby boy by normal vaginal delivery.  She also has some blood blisters in her mouth and had ongoing per vaginal bleeding. A part from being overweight she is otherwise fit and well.  The senior biomedical scientist calls you worried about the full blood count:

Hb 84g/L

MCV 76fL

WCC 12.8×10*9/L

Platelets 7×10*9/L


What immediate investigations would you do?

What further questions would you ask?

What emergency treatment would you instigate in the emergency department?

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