Codocyte

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An RBC with a central darker dimple, surrounded by a cleared space; codocytes are a typical finding in lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency (LCAT), and are common in thalassemia, HbC disease, sickle cell anemia, and combinations of the 3; codocytes may also be also seen in iron-deficiency anemia, in various forms of liver disease, and can be produced by blowing on a freshly made, still wet, blood smear

tar·get cell

(tahr'gĕt sel)
1. An erythrocyte in target cell anemia, with a dark center surrounded by a light band that again is encircled by a darker ring, thus resembling a target used in practice with firearms or archery; such cells also appear after splenectomy.
2. A cell lysed by cytotoxic T lymphocytes, as in graft rejection.
Synonym(s): codocyte, leptocyte, Mexican hat cell.

tar·get cell

(tahr'gĕt sel)
An erythrocyte in target cell anemia, with a dark center surrounded by a light band that again is encircled by a darker ring, thus resembling a target used in practice with firearms or archery; such cells also appear after splenectomy.
Synonym(s): leptocyte, Mexican hat cell.
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The 10 class labels chosen were based on clinical significance and availability: schistocytes, dacrocytes (teardrop cells), acanthocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes, spherocytes, codocytes (target cells), echinocytes, overlap, and normal.
Red cell shapes Differential diagnosis Irreversibly sickled red Sickle cell syndromes(SS, SC, cells (drepanocytes) Spthalassemia) Target cells (codocytes, Sickle cell disease, haemoglobin mexican hat cells) C trait, haemoglobin CC disease, thalassemias, iron deficiency, Liver disease (cholestasis), asplenia, Fragmented red cells Thrombotic micro-angiopathic (schistocytes, helmet haemolytic anaemias such as cells, keratocytes) Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, haemolytic uraemic syndrome.
(5,6) Also noted in the PBS image is poikilocytosis, anisocytosis, hypochromia, drepanocytes (sickle cells), and codocytes (target cells).