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sickle cell anemia and drepanocytes on smear

a 30 year-old female diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. “Sickle cell anemia (Hb SS disease) is caused by inheritance of two ßs genes and is the most serious of the sickling syndromes. ...
Sulfonamide crystals

Sufla Crystals that resemble Uric Acid Crystals

Sulfa crystals from the urinary sediment of a patient taking (sulfamethoxazol), These crystals resemble crystals of uric acid or calcium oxalate, but sulfa crystals are soluble in acetone     Sulfa ...
red blood cells, white blood cells, and yeast

red and white blood cells, and yeast in urine sediment

The cells shown in this field are red blood cells, white blood cells, and yeast  
atypical lymphocytes

Infectious mononucleosis and atypical lymphocytosis on a smear

Infectious mononucleosis is an infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus spreads through saliva, which is why it’s sometimes called “kissing disease.” ...
Trinucleated plasma cell

Trinucleated plasma cell

Trinucleated plasma cell
Granular Cast - High Power Field

Granular Cast

The structure shown is a granular cast      
Crenated Cells

Crenated cells or Burr Cells

Crenated cell have pucker outer edges. Red cells are covered with 10 – 30 short spicules of regular form. (produced in a blood smear which dries slowly, also can be found in uremia, ...
Hyper Segmented Neutrophil

Hypersegmented neutrophil with megaloblastic anemia on smear

Here is a hypersegmented neutrophil that is present with megaloblastic anemias. There are 8 lobes instead of the usual 3 or 4. Such anemias can be due to folate or to B12 deficiency. ...

CBC diagram iron deficiency anemia

This is CBC diagram from patient with iron deficiency anemia, notice that: Hemoglobin, Hematocrit is decreased —> Anemia MCV is low —> Microcytic Anemia MCH is low ...
Sickled RBC's and Nucleated RBC

Aplastic Crisis in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease

Numerous sickled RBC’s are present (small arrows). A single nucleated RBC is noted (large arrow). Of note is the absence of polychromasia.
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