Case 132 – The beginning

You are the haematology registrar and are just about to review a new haematology referral in an outpatient clinic. The brief referral letter states:

‘Please review this 66 year old gentleman who has a background of diabetes mellitus. He has bilateral neck lumps which he first noticed approximately 2 months ago. I’d be grateful for you review with regard to his presumed lymphadenopathy’

Questions:

  1. What further information would you specifically enquire about in your history?
  2. What would your examination focus upon?

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