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 ...


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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