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Case 24 – summary

This case took us on a romp through the symptoms, signs and diagnosis of myeloma with a glance in the direction of some of the more serious complications. Let’s summarise: Symptoms and signs: Often non-specific, but back pain (due to … Continue reading

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Case 19 – update 4

For the start of the case scroll below… or click https://teamhaem.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/case-19-the-beginning/ Our team have come up with some good points. Could a paroxysmal haemoglobinuria clone has occurred causing haemolysis Haemolysis can rarely be associated with myelodysplasia The patient now has symptomatic … Continue reading

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Short case blood film – update 1

Below is the blood film from earlier… just higher power.  How would you describe it?  We’ll let you know what that patient had in the end!  Please reply on Twitter and include #teamhaem Please reply on Twitter and always include … Continue reading

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Case 12 – update 5

Image size increased!!! what would you expect to find on immunohistochemistry? how would you manage this patient?  what are the options?

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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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Case 7 – update 3

The blood film is reported by the haematology SpR and the comment states that “thrombocytopenia is confirmed on the blood film, with no evidence of platelet clumps.  The platelets seen appear normal in morphology.  There is evidence of haemolysis with RBC fragments … Continue reading

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