Teaching Cases

ASH Teaching Cases emphasize standard approaches to classic hematologic problems and are designed to simulate the steps involved in diagnosing a patient, from taking the history and performing a physical exam, to ordering and interpreting lab tests, to making a final diagnosis and following the clinical course of the disease. While working through each case, learners are challenged to consider the right questions to ask at each step in the process. Each case includes a set of teaching points and a bibliography with links to references. To keep track of your progress in cases you’ve started, view all cases in progress in My Dashboard.

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Category III: Lymphoproliferative Disorders

III-1 - Lymphocytosis

Bernard Greenberg, MD

A 69-year-old man scheduled for a routine herniorrhaphy has a preoperative abnormal blood count.

III-2 - Lymphadenopathy

Jorge E. Romaguera, MD

A 60-year-old man complains of a new lump in the right groin for the past six weeks.

III-3 - Fever, Night Sweats, and Weight Loss

Peter W. Marks, MD

A 26-year-old woman seeks medical attention because she has been having fevers accompanied by drenching night sweats over the past month, during which time she has been losing weight.

III-4 - Fever and Adenopathy in a Young Man

Howard A Liebman, MD

A 19-year-old college student is seen in the student health center with four days of fever and a sore throat.

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