anisocytosis


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Related to anisocytosis: poikilocytosis, polychromasia, anisokaryosis

anisocytosis

[¦a‚nis·ə‚sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition in which the erythrocytes show a considerable variation in size due to excessive quantities of hemoglobin.
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There is moderate anisocytosis and anisokarytosis, and 3 mitotic figures are seen in ten X400 fields.
Anisocytosis Unexplained peripheral blood cytopenias Anaemia Leucopenia Thrombocytopenia Unexplained high leucocyte counts Jaundice or haemolysis Features suggestive of an inherited haemolytic anaemia Suspected leukaemias or lymphomas Liver or renal failures Severe bacterial sepsis and parasitic infections Advanced cancers with possible bone marrow involvement Cases of nutritional anaemias Others Table 3: Poikilocytosis and differentials.
Generally cellular specimens with abundant lymphocytes or lymphoid tangles and follicular cells showing a variety of changes in the same nodule, including variable oxyphilic change, nuclear pleomorphism, and nuclear anisocytosis.
Cytology was characterized by presence of large number of pleiomorphic fibroblasts with anisocytosis, anisokaryosis, prominent nucleoli and mitotic figures (Fig.
Previously various morphological alterations such as hypochromia, polychromia, stomatocyte, anisocytosis and poikilocytosis in experimentally infected rats and in naturally occurring cases of trypanosomiasis in camels have been reported (Abd El-Baky and Salem, 2011).
The increase of MPV among the smokers in this study may be attributed to platelet activation and the increase of PDW to platelet anisocytosis, which results from pseudopodia formation.
This is reflected by anisocytosis on peripheral smear and by increased eryhtrocyte distribution width (RDW) on blood count.
Whereas , uniformly microcytic hypochromic blood picture more pronounces as compared to the level of hemoglobin, minimal or absence of anisocytosis, presence of target shape red blood cells, red blood cell count more than 5 million/ cmm and decreased MCV favors the diagnosis of Beta thalssemia trait.
26) One study on the hematologic impact of 6 or more months of dapsone treatment for leprosy found that more than half of people had hypochromia and anisocytosis while all had an increase in osmotic fragility while taking dapsone as mono or combination therapy.
Peripheral blood smear revealed anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, along with target cells and contracted red blood cells.
Additionally, extended blood test was conducted, revealing red cell anisocytosis, macrocytosis, and poikilocytosis.