schistocytosis


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schistocytosis

 [shis″-, skis″to-si-to´sis]
an accumulation of schistocytes in the blood.

schis·to·cy·to·sis

(skis'tō-sī-tō'sis),
The occurrence of many schistocytes in the blood.
Synonym(s): schizocytosis

schistocytosis

/schis·to·cy·to·sis/ (shis″-) (skis″to-si-to´sis) an accumulation of schistocytes in the blood.

schistocytosis

(shĭs′tə-sī-tō′sĭs)
n.
1. Fragmentation of a red blood cell.
2. The presence or accumulation of schistocytes in the blood.

schis·to·cy·to·sis

(skis'tō-sī-tō'sis)
The occurrence of many schistocytes in the blood.

schistocytosis

an accumulation of schistocytes in the blood.
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Schistocytosis was described on the peripheral blood smears of all patients.
Elevation in RDW has been shown to correlate with the degree of schistocytosis in patients with liver transplant, but such a correlation has not been reported in TTP and other microangiopathies.
The triad of thrombocytopenia, hemolysis and schistocytosis may also be present in many other conditions.
A 38-year-old woman presented to our institution with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count of 12,000/[micro]L), hemolytic anemia with moderate schistocytosis and high LDH (2,020 IU/L).
Though the presence of all the above components is not required to make a diagnosis of TTP, the presence of thrombocytopenia and MAHA--as evidenced by prominent schistocytosis on the peripheral blood smear, decreased haptoglobin, and elevated lactate dehydrogenase levels--are usually used to diagnose the disorder.
We describe a patient with a history of chronic microcytic anemia with peripheral schistocytosis, polychromasia, and Pappenheimer bodies, treated empirically with chronic iron supplementation.