Case 99 – the beginning

Welcome to our new #TeamHaem case.

You are working in General practice.

You see a 9 month old baby girl in the morning. Her mother tells you that in recent weeks she has needed more naps and has not been eating as much as usual. Mum has not noticed any significant weight loss, but she has always been very petite.

She seems bright and playful but is a little pale. So you do some blood tests just in case, and reassure Mum.

Later that day you receive a phone call from the lab informing you that the blood results show a haemoglobin of 65g/L, and ask for a repeat sample to confirm.

Questions:

1. What other information would you like to know at this point?

2. What would you do next?

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