Lab Case 37 – Interpretation

1. Describe and give the likely cause

Uncompensated high anion gap metabolic acidosis with hyperglycaemia and high lactate, due to diabetic ketoacidosis with shock and peripheral hypoperfusion Continue reading

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Lab case 36

An 82 year old man presents to your ED after a syncopal episode. He complains of abdominal pain and diarrhoea. On examination he has a heart rate of 105/min and a BP of 95/65. Rectal examination confirms black, foul smelling stool. His blood results are as follows:

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Lab Case 35 – Interpretation

1. Describe and Interpret

8 year old girl with oedema and dark urine presents with:

renal failure – Urea 12.1, Creat 101

evidence of infection – WCC 16, N 12.6

haematuria and pyruria on urinalysis – leucs>100, RBC>100 Continue reading

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Lab case 34 – Interpretation

1. Give 3 differentials:

Ectopic pregnancy

Abortion – threatened, inevitable, incomplete, complete

Ruptured corpus luteum cyst

Others – less likely Continue reading

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