Tag Archives: APML

Case 69 – part 2 – summary

This patient has a medical emergency. She has pancytopenia with evidence of bleeding. There are abnormal promyelocytes and faggot cells (below) which are indicative of acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Acute promyelocytic leukaemia is a subtype of acute myeloid leukaemia characterised by … Continue reading

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Case 69 – part 2 – the beginning

A 21 year old female presents with epistaxis and bleeding gums and the following blood count: Hb 69g/L Platelets 27×10*9/L WCC 12×10*9/L     Questions What is your immediate management? What tests would you like to perform?   Please reply … Continue reading

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Morphology – case 5

You look at the blood film for a 57 year old patient with the clinical details of ‘confusion ?UTI’. Questions What do you see? What’s your next move? Please reply on Twitter and always include #teamhaem to allow others to … Continue reading

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Morphology week – summary

Slide 1 Answer:  Bernard Soulier syndrome, bleeding disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia and large platelets.  Autosomal recessive inheritance.  Presentation consistent with low or dysfunctional platelets and include easy bruising, nosebleeds, mucosal bleeding, menorrhagia, and, occasionally, GI bleeding. Slide 2 Answer:  Hairy cell leukaemia. … Continue reading

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