CBC of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia

CBC of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia

The CBC of a patient with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) demonstrates a markedly increased RDW (red cell distribution width) due to the marked variation in size and shape ...
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” ...
Acanthocytes on a Blood Smear

Spur cell RBC known as Acanthocyte

Spur cell RBC (Acanthocyte) May be smaller or the size of a normal RBC Irregular narrow-base sharp projections of red cell membrane (looking like cowboy boot spurs) Increased in: End ...
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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