A 61-year-old female patient with an uneventful medical history was admitted to the emergency department because of icterus and abdominal discomfort. Upon arrival, she was hemodynamically stable. No laboratory tests could be performed because of a massive hemolysis, so the decision was made to perform a direct blood smear, which showed 2 species of bacteria and erythrophagocytosis.
Massive hemolysis and erythrophagocytosis in severe sepsis
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