2008 Clinical Case Studies

Each month, a case and a series of questions can be emailed to interested individuals 4-6 weeks in advance of publication. The published version will include a discussion of the case, important points to remember, and comments from 1-2 experts in the field. We urge you to share and discuss these with your trainees each month.


Hemolytic Anemia Following Attempted Suicide
Clin ChemDOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.109033


Elevated C3-Carnitine in a Healthy Premature Infant
Kimberly A Chapman, Michael J. Bennett, and Neal Sondheimer
Clin Chem 
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.107581


A Girl with Severe Hand Swelling and Abdominal Cramps
Arturo Borzutzky, Lynda C. Schneider, and Raif S. Geha
Clin Chem 
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.109751


Unusual Serum Electrophoresis Pattern in a Woman with Pancreatic Carcinoma
Joris R. Delanghe, Marc L. De Buyzere, Veerle Casneuf, and Marc Peeters
Clin Chem DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.105288


Cirrhosis Originally Diagnosed to Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Marion L. Snyder and Corinne R. Fantz
Clin Chem DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.105106


Euthyroid Patient with Elevated Serum Free Thyroxine
George van der Watt, David Haarburger, and Peter Berman
Clin Chem DOI: 10.1373/Clinchem.2007.101428

A Girl with Goiter and Inappropriate Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Secretion 
Mark D. Kellogg, Terence C. Law, Stephen Huang, and Nader Rifai
Clin Chem 2008 54: 1241-1244.


Evaluation of a Prolonged Prothrombin Time
Joshua L. Hood and Charles S. Eby
Clin Chem DOI: 10.1373/Clinchem.2007.100818


An Unusual Case of Severe Hypertriglyceridemia and Splenomegaly
Amit R. Rahalkar, Jian Wang, Sandra Sirrs, James Dimmick, Daniel Holmes, Nadine Urquhart, Robert A. Hegele, and Andre Mattman
 Clin Chem DOI: 10.1373/Clinchem.2007.097139


Celiac Disease Refractory to a Gluten-free Diet?
Leann M. Mikesh, Sheila E. Crowe, Grant C. Bullock, Nancy E. Taylor, and David E. Bruns

Clin Chem DOI: 10.1373/Clinchem.2007.095984


Persistent Low Concentration of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in a Non-Pregnant Female
Christopher R. McCudden, Monte S. Willis, and David G. Grenache
Clin Chem doi:10.1373/clinchem.2007.092411

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