acanthocyte

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Related to Acanthocytes: abetalipoproteinemia, target cells
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Noun1.acanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasmacanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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acantocito
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Peripheral blood smear that was repeated on three occasions revealed no acanthocytes.
Our patient's blood smear revealed schistocytes most consistent with a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia related to DIC, rather than acanthocytes and target cells more typically noted with liver disease.
WBC Toxic granulations 28 Dohle bodies 5 Vacuolations 38 Smudge cells 32 Clefted lymphocytes 10 Hairy projections 2 Auer rods 2 RBC Anisocytosis 54 Poikilocytosis 31 Microcytosis 7 Macrocytosis 2 Hypochromasia 3 Polychromasia 35 Echinocytes (burr cells) 19 Dacrocytes (teardrops) 16 Spherocytes 6 Target cells 2 Acanthocytes 1 Ovalocytes 28 Schistocytes 5 Stomatocytes 2 Howell-Jolly bodies 1 Basophilic stipplings 5 Platelet Clumped platelets 3 Platelet satellitosis 5 Large platelets 8 Giant platelets 8 Overall Cell Morphology Code Concordance, Overall Type % Concordance, % WBC Toxic granulations 78.