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Case 8 – summary

Summary of case 8 – PNH This case demonstrated presenting symptoms of haemolytic anaemia.  This was indicated by a low HB, raised LDH, raised reticulocytes, elevated bilirubin, and low haptoglobin levels.  A negative DAT suggests that this is not an … Continue reading

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Case 8 – update 2

So we have a suspicion that this may be PNH – and flow cytometry has been requested.  We still have the issue of this patient who is symptomatic of his anaemia, and episodes of dysphagia.  He is admitted onto the medical … Continue reading

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Case 8 – update 1

So, your plan so far includes haematinics, haemolysis screen, HIV, autoimmune screen and a blood film.  Some of these have been added onto samples taken by the GP.  You speak to the GP further and he reports no new medication. … Continue reading

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Case 8 – the beginning

You are the Haematology registrar oncall.  A GP contacts you for advice.  He has reviewed a 55 yr old gentleman, who had initially presented with some difficulty swallowing.  However during the consultation the patient had suggested that he had been … Continue reading

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