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A 62 year old gentleman attends his general practitioner with feeling generally unwell for a few weeks. He is lacking in energy, has fatigue and is not eating along with loosing weight. He’s had a fever on and off. The patient is obese making the examination difficult but he does appear pale. Blood tests a few days later reveal:
- Hb 89g/L
- MCV 92fL
- WCC 1.7×10*9/L
- Neuts 0.9×10*9/L
- Platelets 94×10*9/L
This patient is at home and the results are phoned through to the practice by the haematology lab.
- What is your approach?
- Does this patient need immediate admission?
- What further information would be helpful at this stage?
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