GPR: 2021 - Week 04
From MGH Learn Pathology
You receive a page about a 50yo previously healthy woman sent to the ED from her PCP for anemia (Hct 20%), thrombocytopenia (20k/uL), and elevated LDH with schistocytes on peripheral smear. On examination, you notice slurred speech and word finding difficulty (new per husband), and see the pictured (palpable) rash.
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This week's Gross Pathology Roundup was presented by Sarah Mueller MD, PhD on 2021-01-25.