Case 128 – The beginning!

You are the haematology registrar oncall and are contacted by the surgical team regarding a 65 year old woman with severe pancreatitis. The patient is critically ill. They are after some advice regarding the following FBC results:

Hb 72, Plts 31, WCC 5.5, Neuts 4.4

Questions:

  1. What other information would you want to ascertain from the clinical team?
  2. What initial investigations would you want to review/perform to look into the cause of her cytopenias?

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