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This white paper intents to give an overview of the most common types of anaemia with a focus on how haematological parameters such as RET-He and other advanced RBC parameters help to distinguish different causes of anaemia. The white paper also summarises current guidelines and publications on advanced RBC parameters in order to help clinicians in choosing the appropriate treatment for the individual patient.
Haemostasis is a complex process that helps to keep the blood in a fluid state and prevent blood loss at the site of injury. While the intact endothelium of blood vessels has an anti-thrombogenic function that prevents blood coagulation, in the case of vessel wall damage, the exposed sub-endothelial components initiate the formation of a clot that will stop blood loss.
With this clinical case report an example of a rare blastic plasmacytoid dendritic neoplasm (BPDCN) as it occurred on the XN-Series analyser is described. The measurements were carried out directly after treatment and three months later. The distribution of WBC in the WDF scattergrams were abnormal and the XN analyser indicated these abnormalities with the flags ‘Blasts?’ and ‘Abn Lympho?’ and the subsequent manual smear review revealed the presence of blasts.
This clinical case reports the disease progression of a patient hospitalised due to a SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patient’s condition worsens significantly over time, ultimately leading to the development of an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a common but very severe complication in respiratory tract infections (such as COVID-19).
Determining the aetiology of thrombocytopenia is of major importance. The immature platelet fraction (IPF) can help you promptly differentiate between ineffective bone marrow production and increased destruction or consumption of platelets. Find out more about the use of this parameter here.