Blood & Lymphoreticular System

{"ops":[{"insert":"Diagnosis and reasoning"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"This 41 year old patient has presented with a complex of clinical findings highly suggestive of a hemolytic crisis; this is confirmed by the full blood count showing marked anemia, marked reticulocytosis, along with the presence of indirect hyperbilirubinemia.\n\nA hemolytic crisis is a hematological emergency; following initial management in the emergency room, detection and treatment of the underlying etiology is of paramount importance.\n\nOverall, a broad range of etiologies can result in acute hemolysis; these include red cell enzyme deficiencies, hemoglobinopathies, autoimmune conditions, infections (such as malaria, Hepatitis A and B), red cell membrane defects, drugs.\n\nHowever, note the marked anemia seen in this patient (Hb 5.8 g\/dL); "}]}

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