A. aPTT mixing study. B. Direct antiglubulin (Coombs) test. C. Intravenous immune globulin. ... D. Plasma exchange. E. Platelet antibody test. The correct answer is D: Plasma exchange.
Direct antiglobulin (Coombs) test:. Negative. A bone marrow aspiration reveals a “dry tap.” A peripheral blood smear and bone marrow biopsy are shown.
A 48-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on her legs, arthralgia and myalgia, low-grade fever, and fatigue of 4 weeks' duration.
A 59-year-old man is evaluated for a 4-day history of progressive worsening of fatigue, forgetfulness, constipation, excessive thirst and increased urination. He has no pain. Based upon the findings of a physical exam and lab results, what is the
A 55-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-day history of seeing flashing lights, “squiggly” lines, and floating objects in his left eye followed by loss of vision at the outer periphery of the eye shortly after having breakfast this morning. He now
A 20-year-old male college student is having trouble sleeping because of an itchy rash on his hands and inner aspect of his arm.
A 22-year-old man is evaluated for a skin eruption on his leg. The patient lives in Virginia and is active outdoors. One week ago, he found a black tick on his lower leg, which his roommate removed with a tweezers. Yesterday he developed diffuse
The patient is unable to touch his toes. Straight-leg-raising test results are normal.
CT is readily available, can be quickly performed, and is the test of choice to rule out intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid bleeding, and hydrocephalus, which may require rapid neurosurgical intervention. ... CT of the head without contrast is the
A 65-year-old man is evaluated because of painless neck swelling and difficulty swallowing that has progressively worsened over the last year. He does not have hoarseness, but he feels as though his voice is not as strong as it was in the past.