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See Hematopathology Lab Introduction 2016 document for description of labs and expectations (on Website).
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The Case descriptions, Questions and links to virtual slides are reproduced below. All other required content (photomicrographs, graphics, factual content, answers to questions) are in the PowerPoint documents.
History: A 19-year-old woman with anemia presents with a two day history of fever and joint pain. She reports experiencing similar episodes 2-3 times/year that respond to hydration and pain medication. Her history is notable for avascular necrosis of the left femoral head at age 14. Examine the virtual slide and answer the following questions.
Case 2: RBC abnormalities
History: The patient is a 28-year-old woman in the second trimester of pregnancy. Her pregnancy has been uncomplicated but she tires easily and is short of breath from even the slightest exertion. Periods of light-headedness, though not to the point of fainting. Patient has tachycardia at rest, pale gums and nail beds.
Case 3: WBC abnormalities
History: 20 year old man was admitted with a three day history of fever, sore throat, dyspnea, and malaise. Febrile, generalized lymphadenopathy, non-exudative pharyngitis, mild hepatomegaly and splenomegaly of 2 cm below the costal margin. He had mild left and right abdominal tenderness without guarding. Normal CBC except for an elevated percentage of lymphocytes (see virtual slide).
Case 4: WBC abnormalities
History: After a several day prodrome of fever, chills, cough, and shortness of breath, an elderly patient presented to the emergency department (ED). In the ED, the subject was febrile, hypotensive and hypoxemic. The white count was elevated.