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 ...

Pyknocyte (Blister Cell)

It’s mature red blood cell with a clearing on one side and a concentrated area of hemoglobin on the other side Clinical Conditions: Infantile pyknocytosis Infantile viremia G6PD ...
Bite Cell (Degmacyte)

Bite cells known as Degmacytes

Bite cells (“Degmacytes”) RBCs with peripheral single or multiple arcuate defects. Usually associated with spherocytes and blister cells. seen in : Oxidant stress. Normal ...
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