Case 71 – the beginning

A 57 year old male has routine blood tests at his general practitioner’s surgery due to feeling slightly tired. They reveal the following results:

  • Hb 156g/L (130-180)
  • MCV 92fL (82-98)
  • HCT 0.47 (0.39-0.50)
  • WCC 9.5×10*9/L (4-11)
  • Platelets 200×10*9/L (150-450)
  • Ferritin 527μg/L
  • Urea and electrolytes – within reference ranges

You are working in the GP surgery and have invited him back to discuss the results.

 

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  • What may you want to know in the history?
  • What would you look for when examining the patient?

 

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