27 September 2019 (Friday) - Digital Morphology




The results of the latest digital morphology exercise came out today.
The actual diagnosis was of reactive lymphocytes (a response to EBV infection) but also abnormal red cell morphology reflecting South East Asian Ovalocytosis (SEAO)

I’d noted

Participant:
Me!!!!
CPD Date:
29/09/2019
Total Number of Participants:
1969
Module:
DM CPD
Case Identifier:
DM 2019-20 1905DM
Consensus of morphological features
Your observations:
Participants who selected this feature (%)
Rank
Morphological Feature
1
Ovalocytes
25.55
2
Atypical lymphocytes (reactive)
62.98
3
Smear/smudge cells
35.5
Concerning the red cells; what condition is most likely responsible for their appearances?
A separate inherited disorder affecting red cells
What diagnosis (or diagnoses) do you think best describes the appearances of this film?
Viral infection ? GF in somneone with hereditary ovalocytosis (?? SE Asian)


I’ve copied and pasted directly (including my spelling mistake), and think I can feel quite justifiably smug about this…


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