Case 114 – The Beginning

You are the haematology registrar on-call and a GP contacts you for advice regarding investigation and management of a platelet count of 51. The GP performed a FBC on a 43 year old woman who had presented to him with marked bruising.

FBC differential: Hb 106, Plts 51, WCC 3.7, Neuts 1.2


  1. What further information from the history would you want?
  2. What initial investigations would be relevant?


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