Haematology. Group A. Patient X. A 61 year old male Presents with: generalised weakness & increasing dyspnoea on exertion for 3/52. Medical History: Alcoholism Social History Divorced for 2 years Lives Alone Retrenched 6 years ago; has not worked since. Mr X cont…. On Examination:
0.3-2.0g/LMr X – are his haptoglobin results consistent with alcoholic liver disease?
33-330μg/LMr X – are his ferritin results consistent with alcoholic liver disease?
0.7 nmol/L (L)
Red cell folate
125 nmol/L (L)
360-1400Mr X – are his results consistent with megaloblastic anaemia?
also support the diagnosis of
megaloblastic anaemia due
to folic acid deficiency.