Tag Archives: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

A Diagnostic Improvement Analysis: A-50-year old man with abdominal pain and thrombocytopenia.

The main objectives with the description and the analysis of this case is to show possible biases in the diagnostic process under the opinion of the analyst, searching for human cognitive and system aspects that could be improved. We do not know the real situation under which the attending physician had to act during the care of this patient

A Diagnostic Improvement Analysis: A-50-year old man with abdominal pain and thrombocytopenia
History

A-50-year old man was admitted to the hospital after several visits to the Emergency Department (ED) in a two month period. He was born in Nigeria, but he was living in Spain in the last 15 years, and the last trip to his natal country was 6 years ago. He was married Continue reading A Diagnostic Improvement Analysis: A-50-year old man with abdominal pain and thrombocytopenia.