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BOF: 158

A 28-year-old Caucasian female has been started on azathioprine as she has Crohn’s colitis. She has a full blood count performed for routine monitoring and the results are as follows:

Hb 8.0 g/dL

MCV 85 fl

WBC 2.3 x109 /l

Neutrophils 1.1 x109 /l

Lymphocytes 0.9 x109 /l

Monocytes 0.2 x109 /l

Eosinophils 0.1 x109 /l

Platelets 75,000 x109 /l

This type of reaction is more likely if the patient:

a)      Has Glucose-6- phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

b)      Is a slow acetylator

c)      Is a fast acetylator

d)      Has thiopurine methyl transferase deficiency

e)      Is a slow oxidiser

 

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