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A rare presentation of micro-angiopathic haemolytic anaemia in a critically ill patient: a case report

By Mark Vivian, Chris Kirwan and Mike Grounds

Abstract

A 36-year-old woman presents to hospital peri-arrest with hypertension, sustained loss of consciousness following a tonic clonic seizure and a micropathic haemolytic anaemia on blood film. After initial resuscitation, more specialised treatment was instigated as the diagnosis became clearer but all was not as it first seemed. This case demonstrates the importance of re-examination, especially in the critically ill, in conjunction with unusual laboratory tests in order to eventually reach a rare diagnosis of a rare presentation

Topics: Case report
Publisher: Cases Network Ltd
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2740215
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