Mr Wood is a single, 6.2 feet tall, 81 kg and 30-year-old chemical engineer and working in Oil Industry in WA for past 4 years. He is regularly doing night shift. He often suffers sleeping and concentration problems and light-headedness. He has been feeling unwell for the past two weeks and has gone to see his GP. He presents with pale lips, brittle nails, sore mouth, fatigue, fever, night sweats and bruising. Peters doctor decides to request a full blood count. The blood sample is sent to a haematology laboratory.
The laboratory report that comes back shows that Peter has normocytic-normochromic anaemia, and marked A blood film was made from Peters sample and examined microscopically. The report states that numerous blast cells were present in the blood film (50% of the white cells in Peters blood film are blast cells).
Question 1 1. Outline the significance of the presence of numerous blast cells in Peters blood.
Question 2 Explain the terms normocytic?normochromic anaemia, marked leucocytois and marked thrombocytopenia. Normochromic, normocytic anaemia
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