Pathogenesis of DIC (Disseminated intravascular coagulation)

DIC (Disseminated intravascular coagulation)

This is an unusual situation in which there’s a generalised consumption of plasma clotting elements and platelets leading to fibrin deposition throughout the microcirculation. ...

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 ...
schistocytes

fragmented RBCs (schistocytes)

There are numerous fragmented RBC’s seen here. Some of the irregular shapes appear as “helmet” cells. Such fragmented RBC’s are known as “schistocytes” ...
Schistocyte - Helmet Cells

schistocytes and helmet cells in a smear accosiated with DIC

There are numerous fragmented RBC’s seen here. Some of the irregular shapes appear as “helmet” cells. Such fragmented RBC’s are known as “schistocytes” ...
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