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Acute lymphoblast leukaemia

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Dr Adam Mead
Foundation Years Journal, volume 1, issue 2, p.54 (123Doc Education, London, May 2007)


A 23-year-old medical student attended his General Practitioner (GP) with fl-like symptoms and a headache. On further questioning he admitted to feeling very tired recently and also commented that he had some lost appetite and had lost weight over the previous few weeks. He also reported feeling rather more unwell over the last 24 hours with a frontal headache and dyspnoea. He had no significant past medical history and was not on any regular medications. He had two brothers and one sister who were all well. A full blood count and infectious mononucleosis screen were requested.

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Dr Adam Mead

Clinical Research Fellow
Department of Haematology
Royal Free & University College London Hospital
UCL London




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