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Case 86 – part A2

This short case focused on the diagnosis of thalassaemia over iron deficiency. The below factors can help, but there are many overlapping factors and this is more of a guide rather than absolute. Factors that may make this unreliable include … Continue reading

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Case 86 – part A1

Welcome to #TeamHaem. This week we are going to look at some blood film morphology. A 21 year old female student has a full blood count done due to fatigue. Hb 100g/L MCV 74fl MCH 21.7pg Platelets 250×109/l WCC and … Continue reading

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Case 45 – update 2

So far we have a pregnant lady who is feeling tired and has a microcytic anaemia. It is likely she has iron deficiency. Her family origin questionnaire is done as part of antenatal screening and she states that she is … Continue reading

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Case 31 part 5 – summary

The patient’s blood film shows target cells, sickle cell, Howell Jolly bodies. It is difficult to say what the underlying condition is other than a sickling syndrome with hyposplenism. Target cells are often found in all of these disorders, but … Continue reading

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Case 10 – summary

Sickle cell disease Obviously, in most circumstances the patient would be able to inform the medical team that they have a history of sickle cell disease – but to make this case interesting – the diagnosis was not revealed immediately!!! … Continue reading

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Case 10 – update 3

HPLC is performed for this patient. Can anyone described the results? What is HPLC? What does it detect? What are the other forms of sickle cell?

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