Case 149 – The Beginning

You are the on call haematology registrar working at a District general hospital when you receive a call from the medical team at 4pm on a friday. They have an 87 year old lady with neck lymphadenopathy that has grown rapidly over 6 weeks and the biopsy has come back showing DLBCL. They would like your assessment on what to do next.

She was admitted to hospital following a core biopsy of the lymphadenopathy with a pneumonia and is currently receiving antibiotics for this.

What history would you take?

What would you examine for?

What investigations would you arrange?

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