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 V: Red Blood Cell Disorders

V-1 - Abdominal Pain and Anemia in a Child

Allison King, MD, MPH and John DiPersio, MD, PhD

A four-year-old African American boy diagnosed with sickle cell anemia by newborn screening was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain.

V-2 - Anemia

Paul K. Schick, MD

A 45 year-old woman presents with fatigue, dyspnea, and menorrhagia.

V-3 - Anemia and Hashimoto Thyroiditis

Caroline Cromwell, MD, and Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA

A 29-year-old woman with a history of Hashimoto thyroiditis presents with shortness of breath, fatigue and jaundice.

V-4 - Anemia and Jaundice in a Newborn

Charles T. Quinn, MD, MS

A 7-day-old girl is referred to you to determine whether her jaundice is caused by a blood disorder.

V-5 - Thrombosis and Anemia

Alvin H. Schmaier, MD

A 27-year-old African-American woman notices the sudden onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, and palpitations while riding on a bus.

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