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poikilocyte

(ˈpɔɪkɪləʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Pathology) an abnormally shaped red blood cell
[C19: from Greek poikilos various + -cyte]
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Figures 1, 2) Also on day-2, erythrocytes began to show poikilocytosis with crenated forms and cytoplasmic spikes (burr cells, echinocytes).
Hypochromic microcytic red cell in proportion to degree of anaemia, with poikilocytosis anisocytosis, pencil cells, red cell count less than 5 million/mm3 and MCV less than 75fl usually favors iron deficiency.
In peripheral smear examinations, the presence of macro-ovalocytes with MCV more than 115 fL and hypersegmented neutrophils, along with anisocytosis and poikilocytosis affects a megaloblastic disorder associated with B12 or folate deficiency.
Hematological alterations were found to be accompanied by poikilocytosis, i.
Both the hemoglobin and hematocrit are depressed, usually to a moderate degree, in association with hypochromia, microcytosis, and modest poikilocytosis.
Peripheral smear showed elliptocytes which were more than 50%, there was marked anisocytosis, poikilocytosis and red cell fragmentation (fig-1a).
Abnormal variations in sizes and shape are termed aniso-cytosis and poikilocytosis respectively [14].
When the peripheral blood smear was observed under the microscope, the blood cells were all microcytic, hypochromic, and showing poikilocytosis and ankylocytosis without neutropenia.
Previously various morphological alterations such as hypochromia, polychromia, stomatocyte, anisocytosis and poikilocytosis in experimentally infected rats and in naturally occurring cases of trypanosomiasis in camels have been reported (Abd El-Baky and Salem, 2011).
Examination of the patient's peripheral blood smear revealed extreme erythrocyte poikilocytosis with bizarre forms resembling the erythrocyte morphology sometimes seen in individuals with severe thermal burns (Figure 1).
Morphology of RBCs was altered showing poikilocytosis, anisocytosis and presence of prominent echinocytes (Fig.
Previously, various erythrocyte anomalies such as irregular nucleus, poikilocytosis, erythrocyte swelling and deterioration of cell membrane were seen in fish exposed to heavy metal intoxication (Banerjee et al.