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100 Cases in Clinical Pathology

1st Edition

By Eamon Shamil, Praful Ravi, Ashish Chandra

CRC Press

375 pages | 25 Color Illus.

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A 27-year-old Ghanaian woman presents in the emergency department with a three-day history of headache, nausea, and vague lower abdominal pain. She has no significant past medical history, but is eight-weeks pregnant with her first child. She lives in London and returned from a trip to Ghana two weeks ago. You have been assigned her initial assessment…

100 Cases in Clinical Pathology presents 100 clinical scenarios commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency department, outpatient clinic, or in general practice in which an understanding of the underlying clinical pathology is central to arriving at the correct diagnosis. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigations—histopathology, chemical pathology, haematology, microbiology, and clinical immunology as appropriate—is followed by questions on each case, with particular emphasis on the interpretation of the results and the arrival at a clinicopathologic diagnosis. The answer includes a detailed discussion on each topic, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors.

Making speedy and appropriate clinical decisions, and choosing the best course of action to take as a result, is one of the most important and challenging parts of training to become a doctor. These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical conditions, to request the appropriate pathological investigation and correctly interpret those results, and, as a result, to develop their diagnostic and management skills.


"This is a worthwhile read, especially for medical students, interns, and junior pathology residents. It is a practical guide to thinking about clinical cases and explains the histopathology of each scenario in clear, concise, and simple terms."

—Hana Albrecht, DO,University of Kansas Medical Center for Doody's Review Service

Table of Contents

Histopathology (25 cases). Chemical Pathology (25 cases). Haematology & Haematological Malignancy (20 cases). Microbiology (20 cases). Clinical Immunology/Genetics (10 cases).

About the Authors

Eamon Shamil, Final Year Medical Student, King's College London, UK

Praful Ravi, Final Year Medical Student, Cambridge University, UK

Dr Ashish Chandra FRCPath DepRCPath (Cytol), Lead Clinical, Cellular Pathology and Consultant Histopathologist, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

About the Series

100 Cases

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Pathology