spherocyte


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spherocyte

[′sfir·ə‚sīt]
(pathology)
A spherical red blood cell.
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2000), we found that echinocytes can be further progressed into spherocytes (Figure 1A) by prolonged exposure to [Hg.
The microcytic hypochromic red cells of [beta]TT and spherocytes of HS had opposite properties with regards to their fragility and this probably leads to reduced severity of hemolysis.
Blood smear examination showed marked RBC agglutination, few spherocytes, neutropenia with an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of 50/[micro]L, and Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae (Figure 1a).
So large, flat erythrocytes as seen in thalassemia will slowly "parachute" down while spherocytes will fall faster than normally shaped erythrocytes.
Cell dehydration of spherocytes in an HS patient is one of the causes of normal osmotic fragility test.
A complicating autoimmune hemolytic anemia may also be evident on the peripheral smear with anemia, numerous spherocytes, and polychromasia.
Autoimmune hemolysis ([greater than or equal to]5% spherocytes, except newborn and hyposplenic)
RBC enzyme deficiencies ([greater than or equal to]5% spherocytes, except newborn and hyposplenic; [greater than or equal to]2% bite cells; [greater than or equal to]5% blister cells)