Lab Case 27

A 36 year old female presents to your ED with abdominal pain and vomiting for 4 days. She has a heavy alcohol intake. On examination she has epigastric and RUQ tenderness.

Vitals :

BP 110 systolic

PR 125/min

RR 24/min

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Lab case 26 – Interpretation

A 7 year old unwell child presents with a diarrhoeal illness. Her FBC and UEC show anaemia, thrombocytopaenia and renal failure. There is evidence of infection ( elevated WCC). These results are classic of  Continue reading

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Lab case 26

A 7 year old girl presents to your ED with a 5 day history of diarrhoea and feeling generally unwell. The patients mum reports episodes of blood and mucous in the stool. She is tachycardic and appears unwell. Continue reading

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Lab case 25 – Interpretation

A 22 year old female with severe hypochloraemic, hypokalaemic compensated metabolic alkalosis. She has moderate hyponatraemia, volume depletion (high Urea, lactate). There is also mild hypercalcaemia. Continue reading

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Lab Case 24 – Interpretation

The stem suggests:

severe sepsis ( vital signs show a SIRS response)

Consider stage of cancer and intervention required.

Risk of Pulmonary embolism. Continue reading

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