2012-04-25

Answer Barbara Bain case report

The diagnosis was meningococcal septicaemia. In the top image it is clear that the organisms are diplococci. A punch biopsy of the skin showed leucocytoclastic vasculitis, microthrombi and Gram-negative cocci. There was dermal haemorrhage. Blood cultures and antigen tests for meningococcus were negative but PCR was positive for meningococcus group C. To see more images ...

2012-04-18

Case Report Barbara J Bain

This week’s blog editor recently played a huge part at the 2012 CellaVision Users’ Meeting when sharing her impressive knowledge in blood cell morphology with her peers. In this case report, Professor Barbara J Bain of Imperial College, UK introduces you to a sick young woman. Here are the patient details: A 27-year-old woman presented ...

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