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Pseudothrombocytopenia: a system analysis for a good detective

Pseudothrombocytopenia : a system analysis for a good detective

Clinical case

A 59-year-old woman was receiving treatment with radiotherapy and weekly cisplatin, after a diagnosis of cervical cancer. After three weeks her platelet level was under 20.000 and she was put under

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Pompei,the Vesubio, the error and the system


20151025_160232We all know the sad story of Pompei. Their citizens were living there for centuries and they never thought that the vulcano could kill  them. A new town was rebuild exactly at the same place. What can I learn from this?People in general think that a second episode is not going to happen  because the first one was exceptional. Is this true? Can we take some lessons for Medicine?

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