18 August 2021 (Wednesday) - TAM (wassat?)

As I flipped through Facebook as I scoffed my brekkie this morning I saw some photos of one of the American haematology groups. There was a particularly odd-looking neutrophil and among the myriad of comments were all sorts of diagnoses ranging from pneumonia to piles (note to self – be very wary of comments on such posts!). however one chap had commented “TAM”.
I’d never heard of that, so I looked it up,

Transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM) is seen in infants with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). I knew people with Down syndrome were prone to myeloid problems, but this was new to me…

There’s a rather good article on it that you can read by clicking here.

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