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Haem Exam
 
 
 
 
Haem Exam
When examining a patient's haematologic system, remember the three key cell lines and the major manifestations that can result from their derangement: anaemia, infection and bleeding / bruising. The haematology exam is also used to identify signs of malignancy, such as lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly.
 

The Palms

 
 

Palmar Crease Pallor

    • Look For

    • Loss of colour in the creases of the palm.
    • Causes of Palmar Crease Pallor

    • Anaemia
    • Low cardiac output, due to cardiac disease
    • Peripheral shutdown, due to increased sympathetic activity
Last updated on July 6th, 2018
 
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