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Case 55 – Summary

This week we met Mr Jones, a 77 year old man who had an abnormal result when he attended his GP for annual well man bloods. His FBC revealed a moderate thrombocytopenia, a slight lymphocytosis and a normochromic anaemia. When … Continue reading

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Case 55 – Update

The film for this patient showed moderate sized lymphocytes with frequently clefted nuclei and nucleoli. There were no smear cells. The laboratory staff decided to send the specimen for flow cytometry and obtained the following results: CD5+ CD10- CD19+ CD20+ … Continue reading

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Case 55 – the beginning

Good evening. This week we’re going to work together to manage an elderly  patient with a leukocytosis.  Mr Jones is 77 and attends his GP practice for his annual ‘birthday bloods.’ The following results were obtained:  Hb 110 g/dl WCC … Continue reading

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Case 54 – case B

Case B   35 year old female presented with cervical lymphadenopathy and no B symptoms. Histology confirmed hodgkins disease. ¬†PET showed cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy, but no further areas of disease identified. ¬†Bloods showed FBC -normal, LDH 340, ESR 43. … Continue reading

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Case 51 – summary

Thank you for all of your input this week. This week we looked at a patient who was diagnosed with AML in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. She initially presented with a rash which, following a biopsy, was diagnosed as … Continue reading

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Case 51 – update 2

Our patient has been diagnosed with AML. FISH for t(15;17) is negative. The full cytogenetic report is awaited.  She is currently an inpatient and following discussion with the haematology, obstetric, neonatology and anaesthetic team she and the teams caring for … Continue reading

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Case 51 – update 1

So we have our first update. Our 20 year old lady who is now 32 weeks pregnant attended with a rash. This is her first pregnancy. She has been increasingly tired over the last 6 weeks, but has put this … Continue reading

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Case 51 – the beginning

After a short break welcome to our new case! This week we start in general practice.  A 20 year old lady attends who found out she was pregnant 4 weeks ago. Her dating scan at the time showed that she … Continue reading

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Case 44 – summary

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia Our case began with a blood film demonstrating small mature lymphocytes, and smear cells, which are findings typical of CLL. The flow cytometry confirmed this diagnosis with a CLL score of 5/5. CD5 + CD23+ Fmc7 negative … Continue reading

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