poikilocytosis

(redirected from poikilocyte)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

poikilocytosis

[pȯi¦kil·ə·sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition in which erythrocytes are distorted in shape.
References in periodicals archive ?
The shape assessments of the poikilocytes (erythrocytes deviating from normal shape) was undertaken according to the methods proposed by Chirico et al.
Recognition of specific poikilocytes will also evolve, providing a major leap forward in the detection of rarer anemias or specific organ diseases.
Poikilocytes may be categorized as spiculated or non-speculated.
Peripheral blood smear showed normocytic, normochromic red blood cells (RBCs) and no teardrop poikilocytes or nucleated RBCs.
Patients with S/C disease have mild anemia and distinctive peripheral blood smears with target cells, "boat-shaped" cells, and S/C poikilocytes. Results for sickle cell solubility tests are positive.
Poikilocytes such as sickle cells and disorders which affect MCV are also cited as a cause of error.