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schistocyte

 [shis´-, skis´to-sīt]
a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemia; called also helmet cell and schizocyte.

schis·to·cyte

(skis'tō-sīt),
A variety of poikilocyte that owes its abnormal shape to fragmentation occurring as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.
Synonym(s): schizocyte
[schisto- + G. kytos, cell]

schistocyte

/schis·to·cyte/ (shis´-) (skis´to-sīt) burr cell; a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemia.

schistocyte

(shĭs′tə-sīt′)
n.
A red blood cell having an abnormal shape as a result of fragmentation that occurs as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.

schistocyte

[shis′təsīt]
Etymology: Gk, schistos, cleft, kytos, cell
an erythrocyte cell fragment characteristic of hemolysis or cell fragmentation associated with severe burns, microangiopathic hemolytic anemias, and intravascular coagulation. Also called schizocyte.
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Schistocyte

schistocyte

A 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.

ker·a·to·cyte

(ker'ă-tō-sīt)
1. The fibroblastic stromal cell of the cornea.
2. A variety of poikilocyte that owes its abnormal shape to fragmentation occurring as the cell flows through damaged small vessels.
Synonym(s): schistocyte.

schistocyte

(skis'to-sit) [? + kytos, cell]
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SCHISTOCYTE: In peripheral blood (×600)
A fragmented red blood cell that appears in the blood in a variety of bizarre shapes, from small triangular forms to round cells with irregular surfaces. Schistocytes are found in patients with hemolytic anemias, severe burns, and several other conditions. Synonym: schizocyte See: illustration
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schistocyte

a fragment of an erythrocyte, commonly observed in the blood in hemolytic anemia.
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She had clear-cut evidence of microangiopathic hemolysis with abundant schistocytes on peripheral blood smear, elevated serum bilirubin, elevated lactic dehydrogenase, moderate reticulocytosis, and undetectable serum haptoglobin levels.
During the days following the initiation of plasma exchange, the patient's condition improved quickly with resolution of thrombocytopenia, normalization of haptoglobin and disappearance of schistocytes.
The presence of thrombocytopenia and schistocytes (red cell fragments) at 1 per high power field on smear is commonly seen.
schistocytes, burr cells, or helmet cells) on peripheral blood smear, acute renal injury (i.
In addition, erythrocytes are fragmented as they transverse small vessels narrowed by platelet aggregates, leading to hemolysis and the formation of schistocytes.
Therefore, assessment of the blood smear for schistocytes is warranted, along with coagulation studies, fibrinogen levels, and assays for fibrin split products and D-dimer.
MAHA is a form of anemia characterized by elevated reticulocyte count and serum lactate dehydrogenase (LD), decreased serum haptoglobin, and presence of schistocytes (fragmented erythrocytes) on the peripheral blood film.
Review of peripheral blood smear reveals numerous schistocytes.
Examination of a peripheral blood smear showed schistocytes and other microangiopathic changes.
The peripheral smear showed rare hemoglobin C crystals, rare sickle cells, occasional schistocytes, and target cells.
circulating blasts; (b) white cells with ingested material (bacteria, fungi); and (c) schistocytes and thrombocytopenia, i.
The peripheral blood smear usually contains schistocytes, because erythrocytes are sheared on the fibrin deposits in the vessels.