Malaria infection in pregnant women in south-eastern Nigeria using peripheral blood smear
, placental blood smear
and placental histology.
He also described a blood smear
of a woman with an androgen-producing tumor of the adrenal gland, where 24% of the neutrophils had 1 or more "C" nuclear projections.
On average, 220 blood smears
and 170 body fluid smears are reviewed monthly, which provides a substantial test volume on which to evaluate the clinical usefulness of the test.
A repeat blood smear
on June 18 showed a parasitemia level of 0.
6 kg (<3rd percentile) (<3rd percentile) Height 118 cm 127 cm (<3rd percentile) (<3rd percentile) Weight for height (%) 107 97 Peripheral blood smear
Neutrophil Neutrophil vacuolization vacuolization AST (U/L) (normal: 5-34) 43 113 ALT (U/L) (normal: 0-55) 63 192 CK (U/L) (normal: 30-200) 633 492 Abdominal ultrasound Grade 2 Hepatosplenomegaly hepatosteatosis and grade 2 hepatosteatosis AST: Aspartate aminotransferase; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; CK: creatine kinase.
Comparative study of peripheral blood smear
, quantitative buffy coat and modified centrifuged blood smear
in malaria diagnosis.
Treatment with suramin was started and repeat blood smears
after 48 hours were clear of trypanosomes.
It is unclear, however, whether blood smear
review is sensitive enough to be a practical diagnostic approach in potentially fungemic patients.
They fulfilled the criteria for HUS [hemolytic anemia with microangiopathic changes, typical deformation of erythrocytes in the peripheral blood smear
(Burr cells), acute renal failure, and thrombocytopenia] and presented with pneumonia or meningitis.
The pipeline is designed to run on large series of images, such as in our study, where it was run on 104 images per blood smear
Although automatic blood analyzers are widely used, peripheral blood smear
is the hematological gold standard for definitive diagnosis.
Recent studies have demonstrated that sensitivity of blood smear
examination performed by trained microscopists does not exceed 50% compared with PCR methods (9) and is much lower in field settings (9,10).