Unknown CBC 4_3_23
True or false: the patient’s leukopenia argues strongly against an infectious etiology.
The patient’s PT, aPTT and fibrinogen levels are shown in the graphic:
The patient, previously well, presented with abdominal pain and was found to be hypotensive and tachycardic with a temp 102.3 F. There was no history of liver disease and her blood counts were all normal 4 months prior. Blood cultures grew E. coli.