Cell Case #23
This Cell Case presents a 43-year-old female from Sri Lanka that was admitted because of recurrent thrombocytopenia. She had previously been diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) and had undergone a splenectomy. Clinically the patient displayed no hemorrhagic diathesis.
Results from the cell counter:
- A slight thrombocytopenia (110 x 109/L)
- Hb: 11,7 g/dL
- Leukocyte count: 15,6 x 109/L
Morphological analysis of the peripheral blood smear displayed various abnormal features.
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