25 May 2017 (Thursday) - NEQAS Blood Film result
I got to see the NEQAS blood film result today and got to compare it to what I thought:
Rbc - anisocytosis with macrocytes, burr cells and some target cells. A few NRBC seen
Wbc - neutropenia
Plt - thrombocytopenia
I was rather vaue about this other than that the patient was very unwell.
The actual patient was on an ITU
Rbc - hypochromia with lots of NRBC seen. Some show basophilic stippling
Wbc - unremarkable
Plt - unremarkable
I thought this was a thalassamia intermedia / major
It was actually a case of HbE / beta-thalassaemia.
Got those right…
Labels: NEQAS morphology