Case 30 – the beginning

And we don’t mean we’ve only just entered our 4th decade (we wish!) but that we are now on to our 3oth case. So far we’ve covered a massive range of topics, from common conditions to the truly obscure, neonatal medicine to elderly care, horses to zebras, easy to brain-achingly challenging. So: where do we go from here? Take a look…


A baby is born to a healthy first-time mum. The baby is noted to be less alert than expected and is reviewed by the paediatric team. On day 2 a cranial ultrasound scan is performed and shows an intracranial haemorrhage.

What (haematological) conditions should this baby be tested for?

What should you ask the mother when taking her history?

Please reply on Twitter and always include #teamhaem to allow others to follow your comments. Please join in the debate and learn about haematological problems along the way. The case will continue to  evolve over the coming week so keep checking #teamhaem for more information.

All contributions are valid – there is no such thing as a stupid suggestion – we’re all learning together. 

Please note – all cases on TeamHaem are entirely fictional to protect patient confidentiality.

TeamHaem are not in a position of authority.  It is an educational platform to allow discussion and learning.

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