Case 50 part 5 – the beginning

You are the haematologist in a busy clinic. You are referred a patient with splenomegaly and pancytopenia. She has been suffering from night sweats. A full blood count shows:

  • Hb 92g/L (115-160)
  • MCV 89fL (79-98)
  • WCC 2.5×10*9/L (4-11)
  • Neuts 1.0×10*9/L (2-7)
  • PLT 78×10*9/L (150-400)

 

Questions:

  • What are your differential diagnoses?
  • What may you look for on the blood film?

 

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