Lab Case 167

A 50 year old man is brought to your ED by ambulance. He complains of feeling unwell, fever, cough and difficulty breathing. He denies any chest pain or history of previous heart problems.

On examination he looks unwell, tachypnoeic and has very cold peripheries.


BP 150/90

HR 140/min, sinus

T 38

RR 26/min

O2 sats 96 RA Continue reading

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Lab case 162

A 9 year old boy is referred in by his GP for further management of his blood results.

He has 3 days of a flu like illness with fever, leg pain, runny nose and cough. He is a healthy child without any other illness and fully immunised.

He looks well and has normal vital signs apart from a low grade temperature after some Paracetamol. Continue reading

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Lab Case 154

A 17 year old girl presents with 3 weeks of fevers, lethargy, general body aches and palpitations. She was diagnosed with a blood disorder in childhood but is on no regular medications and has no other significant medical issues.

Vitals: T 38.2,  PR  138/min

Her blood results show: Continue reading

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