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A Call from the Hematology Lab 

A Call from the Hematology Lab
A Call from the Hematology Lab

Daniel Caplivski

and W. Michael Scheld

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date: 17 October 2021

Case 13d: An 82-year-old man presented to the emergency room with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. He also reported intermittent fevers and chills, along with drenching night sweats that required his daughter to change his bedclothes at night for the past 2 months. His past medical history was significant for diabetes mellitus complicated by retinopathy, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, pacemaker placement for heart block, gout, gastritis and hepatitis C. He had been hospitalized at an outside institution 2 months prior to admission for gastrointestinal bleeding, and had been transfused 3 units of packed red blood cells. He was originally from Puerto Rico, but lived with his daughter in an apartment in East Harlem for many years and had not recently traveled.

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