macrocyte


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macrocyte

[′mak·rə‚sīt]
(histology)
An erythrocyte whose diameter or mean corpuscular volume exceed that of the mean normal by more than two standard deviations. Also known as macronormocyte.
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In this measurement, technologists failed to identify microcytes 33 percent of the time, and failed to identify macrocytes 24 percent of the time.
Round macrocytes occur in anaemia associated with chronic illness while round target appearing macrocytes are characteristic of liver diseases such as hepatitis, obstructive jaundice and acute and chronic alcoholism related liver diseases.
Patients with Peripheral smear showing predominant macrocytes, hypersegmented neutrophils, and clinical features suspected of megaloblastic anemia; like knuckle pigmentation, early graying of hair, dyspepsia, bald tongue along with anemia, proven B12 deficiency biochemically and bone marrow proven megaloblastic anemia were included in the study.
The presence of macrocytes was not related to changes of plasma osmolality or hyperhydration of red cells.
Presence of megaloblastic anaemia can usually be suspected from examination of peripheral blood with oval macrocytes being characteristic but examination of bone marrow aspirate is crucial in the diagnoses.
The most common features in blood smears were: polychromatophils, macrocytes, nucleated red blood cells, teardrop cells, hypogranulation and hypo/hypersegmentation in leukocytes and giant platelets.
9]/L ESR 27 1-30 mm/Hr A few macrocytes and target cells.
Hematology screening tests included hematocrit, hemoglobin, macrocytes, and percentage reticulocytes.
The peripheral smear examination showed anisopoikilocytosis with macrocytes, microcytes, schistocytes, target cells, basophilic stippling, and hypochromia of RBCs.
Due to presence of dual population of cells MCV remains within normal limit or shifts slightly towards higher side if macrocytes predominate or towards lower side, if microcytes predominate.
MCV [greater than or equal to]110 fL, dysplastic nRBCs, macrocytes with hypochromia)