Posts Tagged ‘anemia’

Scleroderma Renal Crisis

Posted by • September 30th, 2011

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 62-year-old woman with autoimmune overlap syndrome and polymyositis presented with anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. Four days before admission, she was found on the floor of her home, confused and minimally conversant.                                Approximately 70% of patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis have kidney involvement, even… Read More…

Microcytosis

Posted by • August 19th, 2011

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 62-year-old woman presented with dyspnea, anemia, and paraspinal masses. Examination revealed splenomegaly. Laboratory studies revealed microcytic anemia. A diagnostic test result was received. A common feature of all thalassemias is that clinical symptoms arise less from the deficit in hemoglobin production than from the accumulation of… Read More…