How to use this book.
Part 1 Basics.
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.
Appendix: Normal laboratory values and CD table.
Index of cases by diagnosis.
Medical Student,Trinity College Dublin
"This book is an example of how complex information can be presented attractively." – Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 2009
"A useful book for the purpose of applying theory to practice in haematology diagnosis and problem solving and a good aid to revision." – The Royal College of Pathologists, July 2009