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By Irma Pereira MT (ASCP) SH, Tracy I. George MD, Daniel A. Arber MD

This ebook should be a full-color atlas of either benign and neoplastic proliferations within the blood. The booklet will illustrate the morphologic gains on peripheral blood smears of some of the issues and the textual content will specialise in diagnostic standards, differential analysis and sleek category terminology. The e-book can be used as a stand-alone source and will be invaluable to trainees and clinicians that commonly evaluate peripheral blood smears. The ebook might be observed through an online snapshot financial institution containing various extra full-color photographs of a number of the disorders.

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Poikilocytosis: Some degree of poikilocytosis (variation in RBC shape) can be seen on normal adult blood smears. This poikilocytosis usually occurs from a mix of cells types. 8). Based on the percentage of high- or lowfrequency cells in the blood, the degree of poikilocytosis can be graded. 9). 10 highlights distinct red cell abnormalities and their associated disorders. Central pallor >1/2 but <2/3 of RBC. Pale outer rim of hemoglobin. Moderate Central pallor >2/3 of cell. Pale outer rim of hemoglobin.

In hereditary spherocytosis, the RBCs are more sensitive to progressively hypotonic solutions and therefore, exhibit earlier hemolysis, resulting in a positive osmotic fragility test (Fig. 14). 8 Heinz bodies highlighted by methylene blue stain show up as dark blue inclusions in erythrocytes. 9 Mechanism of spherocyte formation in Heinz body anemia. mainly contributes to hemolytic anemia. Thus, splenectomy mitigates hemolysis. Hereditary Elliptocytosis Syndromes Hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) is a fairly common disorder with an estimated incidence of 1 in 2000 to 4000 individuals.

6). G6PD deficiency: This is the most common RBC enzyme deficiency affecting more than 400 million people. The incidence is highest in Africans, people of Mediterranean descent, and Southeast Asians. 2 A: A remarkable number of schistocytes are present in this patient with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia due to hemolytic uremic syndrome. Note the absence of platelets. B: In this patient with toxic shock syndrome, the neutrophil at bottom contains numerous toxic granulations. At top, an immature granulocyte with vacuolated cytoplasm and toxic granulation is present.

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