Summary of Abnormal Red Blood Cell Morphologies and Disease States

Before we start with the abnormal morphologies, let’s talk about normal morphology of Red Blood Cells. Normal mature RBC are biconcave, round discs that are about 6 – 8 in ...

Spur Cell (Acanthocyte) and Burr Cell (Echinocyte) Comparision

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, ...
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