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Case 47 – summary

Thank you for all your help with this weeks case! We have had some very helpful renal input this week! This week we looked at the case of a normally fit 60year old gentleman who presented with peripheral oedema and … Continue reading

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Case 47 – update 2

So we have another update on our gentleman. He has been found to have nephrotic syndrome and a renal biopsy has been performed which has now come back and is consistent with AL Amyloid nephropathy. Further investigations revealed an IgG … Continue reading

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Case 47 – update 1

Here is our first update on our 60 year old gentleman, who only has childhood asthma in his pmh. He initially presented with ankle swelling and despite 20mg furosemide he felt it was getting slightly worse at his second visit. … Continue reading

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Case 47 – the beginning

Welcome to our new case! This week we start in a GP surgery. Our patient is a 60 year old gentleman who has come to see you with some ankle swelling.  He saw your partner 4 weeks ago with the … Continue reading

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Case 27 – summary

This case was all about evaluating a patient with a paraprotien.  A paraprotein is a specific immunoglobulin produced by a clone of plasma or lymphoid cells.  The immunoglobulin is composed of heavy chain and a light chain (either kappa or … Continue reading

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Case 27 – update 5

Our patient has a small IgG lambda paraprotein along with plasma cells in the marrow.  She has orthostatic hypotension, peripheral neuropathy and heart failure. Because of this the team were keen to investigate the possibility of amyloidosis. In order to … Continue reading

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Case 27 – update 4

When evaluating the patient with a paraprotein it is important to rule out conditions that require treatment such as myeloma, amyloid and plasmacytoma. The patient did not have any end organ damage attributable to myeloma. However we were concerned that … Continue reading

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Dermatology short cases: case 3

Good evening! Here is today’s clinical conundrum:   Which haematological condition causes this? Why does this happen? What investigations would be useful? Answers on twitter please with #teamhaem in your message.

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