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Case 100 (part B) – summary

Our patient had a mild neutrophilia. Neutrophilia can be seen in: Neonates Infection Especially bacterial (note marrow depletion may occur leading to neutropenia) Inflammation, autoimmune diseases etc. Acute gout Stressed states with high adrenaline e.g. myocardial infarction, exercise, acidosis, eclampsia, … Continue reading

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Case 100 (part B) – update

Our patient’s neutrophilia/thrombocytosis is attributed to his chest infection. You advise to get a repeat FBC in one month but he forgets and goes to Spain for some ‘winter sun’. On return he has a repeat FBC: Hb 145g/l (115-165) … Continue reading

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Morphology – case 1 (summary)

Thanks for all of the responses to our blood film. We agree with the comments via #teamhaem Toxic granulation and vacuolation Crenated red cells Possible alcohol Thrombocytopenia The blood count was Hb 108g/L, MCV 98fL, WCC 18×10*9/L with  neuts 16.2×10*9/L, … Continue reading

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Case 16 – update 3

See the start of the case below… The blood film was leucoerythroblastic with left shifted neutrophils and some red cell fragmentation in keeping with disseminated intravascular coagulation.  The bone marrow is under stress.  The blood film does not reveal an … Continue reading

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