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Flashcards in Intro to Anemia Deck (16):
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Spherocytes: round, smaller diameter, more densely staining, lack of central pallor 

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Target Cells

Examples: Liver disease, splenectomy, hemoglobinopathies

 

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Elliptocytes (ovalocytes)

Examples: Hereditary elliptocytosis, megaloblastic anemia, iron deficiency 

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Teardrop cells

Examples: Megaloblastic anemia, myelofibrosis, extramedullary hematopoiesis 

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Sickled cells

Example: sickle cell disease 

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Fragments (schistocytes)

Examples: TTP, DIC, HUS malignant hypertension

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Bite cells

Example: Oxidant hemolysis (G6PD deficiency) 

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Normochromic 

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Hypochromic

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Polychromasia (reticulocytes) 

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Howell-Jolly Bodies (nuclear fragments) 

Examples: Splenectomy, megaloblastic anemia

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Pappenheimer bodies (iron granules) 

Splenectomy, iron overload

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Basophilic Stippling (coarse) 

Examples: Thalassemias, MDS, lead poisioning

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Hemoglobin C Crystals

Examples: Hb CC disease, Hb SC disease 

 

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Rouleaux

Decreased repulsive forces between RBCs

Examples: Increased serum proteins (Ig, fibrinogen) 

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Agglutination

Example: IgM RBC antibodies (cold agglutinins)