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Case 66 – summary

Thanks for all who have been involved in this week’s case.  We reviewed the causes of thrombocytosis in general and also applicable to pregnancy. Causes of thrombocytosis are usually reactive or secondary to another cause: Blood loss Infection/inflammation Malignancy Thrombopoietin … Continue reading

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Case 66 – update 3

Our patient is diagnosed with essential thrombocythaemia/thrombocytosis (JAK2 V617F positive) and is started on aspirin 75mg od.   At 28 weeks she has a painful swollen left leg. It is hot and tender. An ultrasound confirms a deep vein thrombosis. … Continue reading

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Case 23 – summary

This was a case involving a common medical problem – the DVT.  There were a number of important points 1) Idiopathic DVT (i.e. those not provoked by a risk factor such as surgery, plaster casts, pregnancy and medications) require careful thought … Continue reading

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Case 23 – update 4

Our young patient with newly diagnosed DVT has cervical cancer and needs total abdominal hysterectomy semi-urgently.  As the DVT is recent and as the surgery has a high risk of blood loss it is felt that inserting an IVC filter … Continue reading

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Case 23 – update 3

Unfortunately following gynaecological review our patient is found to have cervical cancer.  She needs hysterectomy within the next week.  Following #teamhaem suggetstions she is given intravenous iron in an attempt to optomise her haemoglobin pre surgery and avoid the use of blood … Continue reading

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Case 23 – update 2

Thanks for all of your comments so far.  We have decided that she has a high Well’s score and therefore does not need a d-dimer in diagnostic work up.  However having a baseline d-dimer may be useful in later stages … Continue reading

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Case 23 – update 1

The patient attends EAU and more history is gained by the medical SHO. She is a 31 year old female who has felt her right calf has been more swollen for the last three days.  She has not had any … Continue reading

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Case 23 – the beginning

Welcome to #teamhaem! For those of you who are new – welcome! The case will evolve over the next week or so, depending on the information you want and suggest.  Just follow us and the hashtag #teamhaem on twitter – … Continue reading

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