Red cell fragments can mask severe thrombocytopenia.


A 37-year-old man who had recently been treated for malaria while in Kenya presented with ongoing fevers and malaise as well as new headaches and hematuria. A complete blood count showed hemoglobin of 73 g/L, white blood count of 14.73 10/L, and platelets 2663 10/L. There was also evidence of hemolysis (reticulocytosis, high lactate dehydrogenase, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1182/blood-2017-06-790477


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