Preface. Acknowledgements. How to use this book. Part 1 Basics. Basic science. Approach to the patient. Part 2 Cases. Case 1 A 35-year-old tired woman. Case 2 A 50-year-old tanned man with diabetes mellitus. Case 3 A 65-year-old cranky woman with jaundice. Case 4 A 25-year-old man with weight loss and diarrhoea. Case 5 A 30-year-old man with abdominal pain and jaundice. Case 6 A 70-year-old man who was no longer able to take his dog for a walk. Case 7 A 35-year-old man with shortness of breath and anaemia. Case 8 A 19-year-old woman with thalassaemia. Case 9 A 17-year-old boy with a sore throat and bleeding gums. Case 10 A 33-year-old football player who was dropped from the team. Case 11 A 62-year-old man who cannot button his shirt collar. Case 12 A 40-year-old man with fatigue and a sore throat. Case 13 A 58-year-old farmer with a broken rib. Case 14 An 18-year-old medical student who complained of bone pain following alcohol ingestion and a swelling on the right side of her neck. Case 15 A 53-year-old woman with discomfort under her left arm. Case 16 A 65-year-old red-faced man with a 'smoker's cough'. Case 17 A 28-year-old woman who suddenly started bruising. Case 18 Delivery of a newborn baby boy that went wrong. Case 19 A 26-year-old woman with chest pain following a long aeroplane journey. Case 20 A 27-year-old woman afraid to receive a blood transfusion. Case 21 A 35-year-old woman with an elevated platelet count. Case 22 A 68-year-old man with a headache and confusion. Case 23 A 10-year-old boy with a fever. Part 3 Self-assessment. MCQs. EMQs. SAQs. Answers. Appendix: Normal laboratory values and CD table. Glossary. Index of cases by diagnosis. Index.
Professor Shaun McCann, Consultant Haematologist, St James' Hospital, Dublin. Professor of Academic Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Medicine in Trinity College Dublin. Professor Robin Foa, Professor of Haematology at University 'La Sapienze' in Rome Dr Owen Smith, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, St James' Hospital, Dublin Dr Eibhlin Conneally, Consultant Haematologist, St James' Hospital, Dublin
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