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Related to helmet cell: schistocyte
schistocyteA fragmented red cell which arises from either an intrinsic increase in cell fragility or due to intravascular rugosities that traumatise cells; schistocytes are a nonspecific finding seen in hemolysis, trauma, prosthetic heart valves, megaloblastic and microangiopathic anaemioccidianhemolytic uremic syndrome, TTP.
A schistocyte or fragmented blood cell, seen in hemolytic anemias.See: illustration
See also: cell