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Case 3

admin December 31, 2021

Case 3


68-year-old male

Clinical details

Abnormal blood count picked up during a routine hypertension review

Patient Automated blood count

Hb 104 g/L
WCC 18.1 x 109/L
PLT 31 x 109/L

Hb-haemoglobin, WCC-white cell count, PLT-platelet count

  1. Describe the main features of the blood and bone marrow aspirate.
  2. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  3. What makes this diagnosis unique?
  4. How can you confirm the diagnosis?

Blood film

Bone marrow aspirate