Case 29 – the beginning

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This week’s case starts in the acute medical unit where a 45 year old gentleman is being evaluated for intermittent chest pain on exertion over the past few months. A full blood count is done and the results are below:

  • Hb 200g/L (135-180g)
  • WCC 12.8×10*9/L (4-11)
  • Platelets 439×10*9/L (150-400)
  • Haematocrit 0.6L/L (0.4-0.54)

Questions:

  • What information would be useful in the history knowing these results?
  • What particular questions would you ask?
  • What would you look for on examination?

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