14 March 2019 (Thursday) - NEQAS Morphology
Seemingly ages ago I did the NEQAS morphology exercises. I finally got two minutes to look up the results:
Male - 70 years old. Hb 136, Wbc 7.7
Giant platelets, thrombocytopenia and are those Dohle bodies in the neutrophils?
Other than that nothing really striking. Maybe some burr cells
This was May-Hegglin.
Female - 86 years old Hb 86, Wbc 27.9
Lymphocytosis with blasts. Neutropenia. Mild thrombocytopenia
The report said this case was from a two-year old. Was there some hiccup in the admin?
Field's stained thick blood film on patient with fever who had recently visited Luanda (where's that?) and had not taken anti-malarials.
I saw some things which looked malaria-ish but I wasn’t convinced. I'm no expert at thick films
This was negative for malarial parasites
Giemsa stained thin blood film on patient returned from Amazonas (Brazil) with temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius
Malarial parasites seen. P. vivax
This was P.vivax
I did OK…
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