Pathology MCQ 57

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An elderly man comes to medical attention because of anemia and multiple infections. Physical examination is remarkable for hepatosplenomegaly. An automated blood count demonstrates pancytopenia.

Review of the peripheral smear by a hematologist demonstrates rare, distinctive, neoplastic white cells covered by fine, hairlike projections. Which of the following characteristics would likely be associated with these cells?

A. Birbeck granules
B. Elevated leukocyte alkaline phosphatase
C. Philadelphia chromosome
D. Positive tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase
E. Production of Bence-Jones proteins


Category: Pathology MCQs



Anonymous said...
9/24/2008 10:43 AM

hi Dr. Vishaal Bhat..... i am Dr. Hema, came across your blog concerning fever and thrombocytopenia.... can you forward the original article or source of the same?.... my thesis topic is fever and thrombocytopenia.... thanks... my email id is-
thanks. hoping for a reply.
Dr. Hema

Dr.Vishaal Bhat said...
9/24/2008 11:13 AM

Actually those are from my lecture notes.

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