Flashcards in Abnormal Blood Deck (52):
Symptoms of erlichia?
Fever, lethargy, anorexia, joint pain, lymphadenopathy
How can you test for erlichia?
4DX test for antibodies, blood smear to see blue"buddy" in the cell
Erlichia in the neutrophils.
Treatment of tick diseases.
Parasite that is found in rbc, WBC, or platelets.
How is Anaplasma spread?
Ticks attached for over 24 hrs, flies
This blood parasite is species specific.
Symptoms of Anaplasma?
Anorexia, lethargy, fever, bruising, bleeding
How do you test for erlichia?
4DX test, CBCs, Coombs test, IFA, western blot
The bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
The species that transmits Lyme.
Symptoms of Lyme?
Lameness, joint pain, fever, lethargy, anorexia
How do you test for lyme?
4DX, Idexx c6 quantitative test, IFA, PCR, western blot
Tick based issue treatment.
Intracrllular protozoa found in rbc spread by brown dog and American dog tick.
Babes is only affects...
How to test for babesia?
Feline infectious anemia. (Found in rbcs)
How to test for mycoplasma?
Symptoms of mycoplasma?
Protozoa transmitted by American dog tick that affects cats.
Symptoms of cytauxzoon Felis
Dehydration, anorexia, fever, lethargy
Caused by the parasite dirofilaria immitis.
Symptoms of heartworm?
Cough, excessive intolerance, lung sounds, abnormal lung sounds
Causes inclusion bodies and is confused for a parasite.
Intercellular parasite found in WBC transmitted by a tick.
Caused when macrophages partially remove an antibody coated cell membrane
Often seen in IMHA.
Smaller than normal RBCs with no central pallor and stained darker
Remnants of RBCs that have undergone intravascular hemolysis.
Protruberances from the RBCs that result from oxidation and denaturation of hemoglobin
Seen most commonly in cats.
RBCs have a crescent shaped clear area near one margin of the cell
Have a clear crescent shape.
Irregularly shaped spines caused by ruptured cell membranes
A type of echinocyte that we can cause by drying s smear to quickly or placing blood in hypertonic solution
RBCs with multiple weird, blunt projections caused by cholesterol or lipids
RBC where the central pallor is oval or elongate and takes on the appearance of a mouth
Resulted from intravascular trauma
Keratocytes and blister cells
Has an extra round folding in the cell that makes a target look
Fragmented RBCs. (Pieces of cells)
Color that has a low concentrations of hemoglobin
Larger central pallor. Less color
Low numbers in the normal state
Has reddish blue cytoplasm (more purple, no central pallor and bigger)
Large clumps of material
Few small individual clumps
Circulate for 7-10 days
RBCs with Easter egg appearance
Immature red blood cells of which the nucleus has not been nucleated