Wednesday, October 17, 2007
A five year old baby is brought in five days after a severe episode of bloody diarrhea. The labs do not look good. Creatinine is elevated, platelets are low, and the baby is anemic. When you look at the RBC's, you see the image above. On exam, you find no neurologic abnormalities.
Challenge: What is the most likely diagnosis?
1. What are low platelets called?
2. What is seen on the image?
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