Category Archives: Transplant
Thanks for all of your comments. The film had numerous red cell changes including fragmentation (schistocytes), Howell Jolly bodies, accanthocytes, spherocytes. There was also thrombocytopenia and Howell-Jolly like inclusions in the neutrophils. The most significant finding are the red cell fragmentation. … Continue reading
Here’s the next installment in our series of short cases. This was a film from a nine year old post haematopoietic stem cell transplant for relapsed AML. The patient was one month post transplant with no evidence of AML but still … Continue reading
Veno-occlusive disease Veno-occlusive disease is a post bone marrow transplant complication. A combination of pre-transplant risk factors, and transplant related conditions are believed to trigger primary hepatic sinusoidal injury, although a definitive underlying cause is unknown. This can lead to … Continue reading
looking at this case the aim was to identify potential post transplant complications. Veno-occlusive hepatic disease is high on the list of differentials! How would you diagnosis this? any other features on presentation? possible treatments?
Consider the differential diagnosis in this case! How would you investigate further? Would you initiate any treatment immediately?