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Complete blood cell count and fungemia diagnosis Volume 76, issue 3, Mai-Juin 2018

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1 Institut de recherche biomédicale des armées, Unité Analyses Biologiques, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
2 Hôpital d’Instruction des Armées du Val-de-Grâce, Laboratoire de biologie, Paris, France
3 Hôpital d’Instruction des Armées Bégin, Département des laboratoires, Saint Mandé, France
4 Ecole du Val-de-Grâce, Paris, France

A complete blood cell count was performed in an asymptomatic 85-year-old woman (T̊C: 37.6) hospitalized in a visceral surgery unit since two weeks. Blood sample was drawn from a central venous catheter (CVC), other access being not available. This exam showed a bicytopenia (haemoglobin: 92 g/L, platelets: 116 G/L) and a mild leukocytosis (leukocytes: 22.4 G/L). As automated DIFF results were unreliable, review of the peripheral blood film was realized. A fungemia was suspected following the detection [...]