poikilocytosis

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poikilocytosis

[pȯi¦kil·ə·sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition in which erythrocytes are distorted in shape.
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A peripheral smear showed occasional teardrop cells with a leuco-erythroblastic reaction and no fragments or platelet clumping.
For instance, myelofibrosis can be quickly diagnosed using this integrated manner using cytopenia(s) as criterium/criteria in combination with the detection of teardrop cells.
It is important to note that there is no evidence of teardrop cells or leukoerythroblastosis as these would be more indicative of PMF.