Tag Archives: Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia

Case 86 – part B2

Thanks for joining in with this short case. We reviewed the blood film of an 82 year old. The FBC was done for diabetes monitoring. There was no recent transfusion and no new medications. The film showed red cell agglutination(3) … Continue reading

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Case 86 – part B1

An 82 year old gentleman has a routine blood count for diabetes monitoring. This is the blood film.   Questions: What do you see on the blood film? What questions do you want to ask the patient? Any further investigations? … Continue reading

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Case 68 – Summary

This weeks case was a case of primary warm AIHA in a 36 ear old lady. Haemolysis can seem complex to investigate and treat and there is excellent new BSH guidance ( see references) on the subject of Haemolysis which … Continue reading

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Case 68 – update 1

So far we have found out our 36 year old lady has been tired for a few weeks. She has no history of weight loss or night sweats. She has not lost any weight or noted any lumps or bumps. … Continue reading

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Case 68 – the beginning

A 36 year old lady presents to her GP feeling tired and with reduced exercise tolerance. The GP performs blood tests to investigate.  Hb 67g/l, MCV 100 (normal 77-95), Wcc 4.2, Neu 3,  Plt 160. Blood film: What do the … Continue reading

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Case 50 part 1 -summary

Thanks for all of the contributions. The marrow showed erythrophagocytosis. This can be a sign of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. In particular it can be seen in paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria. We were slightly mean and didn’t show the rest of the … Continue reading

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Case 50 part 1 – update

We were reviewing the marrow smear from an elderly gentleman with weight loss and macrocytic anaemia. Further results include: Reticulocyte count 276×10*9/L Bilirubin 54ug/L LDH 1056U/L DAT IgG 4+   The above is consistent with warm autoimmune haemolytic anemia. The … Continue reading

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Case 50 part 1 – the begining

This week we will be doing some short cases based around some pictures. Each case will last around 24-36 hours, so get in quick!  As always – the information is posted here and the discussion will be on Twitter. Follow … Continue reading

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Case 43 – summary

Thank you for contributing to this case, where we encountered a 38 year old man with a new anaemia. The following discussion ensued: https://storify.com/TeamHaem/case-43-the-haemolysing-footballer In summary we established he had all of the classic features of an extravascular haemolysis, with … Continue reading

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Case 43 – the beginning

After a lovely summer break we are back – and we’re ready to talk blood! This case is relevant to all those working in general medicine, general practice and specialty medicine. As ever we hope to provoke debate and discussion … Continue reading

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Case 17 – summary

This case involved the differential diagnosis of macrocytosis and the investigations needed in order to secure the diagnosis of haemolytic anaemia. Our gentleman presented with fatigue and dyspnoea.  On examination he was pale and further blood tests revealed a macrocytic … Continue reading

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