knizocytes a specific shapes of erythrocytes

  • The term knizocyte describes a specific shape form of erythrocytes that deviates from the standard form. These cells have two concavities instead of the one seen with normal erythrocytes. Like normal red blood cells, knizocytes show a clear central area, but this is crossed by a thin strip of hemoglobin. It can be seen particularly in patients with thalassemia.


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