poikilocytosis


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poikilocytosis

 [poi″kĭ-lo-si-to´sis]
the presence of poikilocytes in the blood.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

poi·ki·lo·cy·to·sis

(poy'ki-lō-sī-tō'sis),
The presence of poikilocytes in the peripheral blood.
Synonym(s): poikilocythemia
[poikilocyte + G. -osis, condition]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

poi·ki·lo·cy·to·sis

(poy'ki-lō-sī-tō'sis)
The presence of poikilocytes in the peripheral blood.
Synonym(s): poikilocythemia.
[poikilocyte + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

poikilocytosis

A condition in which the red blood cells (erythrocytes) are distorted.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

poi·ki·lo·cy·to·sis

(poy'ki-lō-sī-tō'sis)
The presence of poikilocytes in the peripheral blood.
Synonym(s): poikilocythemia.
[poikilocyte + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Another genetic cause of poikilocytosis is the irreversible sickle cells seen in sickle syndromes (Figure 3--Slide H).
HPP is characterized by erythrocyte poikilocytosis and fragmentation, erythrocyte budding, spherocytes, triangulocytes, micropoikilocytosis, microspherocytosis, and occasional elliptocytes, which together result in a pattern reminiscent of thermal injury.
Mild hypochomia, anisocytosis and poikilocytosis were observed on peripheral blood smear.
Her baseline laboratory parameters demonstrated normochromic anaemia with anisocytosis and poikilocytosis. Her haemoglobin was 11.9gm/dl and she had leukocytosis (TLC count was 44.4 x 109/L) with 95% blast cells on peripheral film.
1) showed a leukoerythroblastic picture with marked polychromasia, large number of circulating nucleated red blood cells and marked poikilocytosis including blister cells, spherocytes and echinocytes, consistent with oxidative hemolysis.
Initial tests showed a leukocyte count of 13.8 x [10.sup.9]/L (reference 9-30) with atypical lymphocytes; a hemoglobin level of 202 g/L (reference 135-195); abnormal erythrocyte morphology, including macrocytosis, polychromasia, and poikilocytosis; and a platelet count of 98,000 x [10.sup.9]/L (reference 140-440).
However, 9% of all sheep displayed mild acanthocytosis (+1 to +2) as the only evidence of red blood cell abnormality (poikilocytosis).
And the severity of poikilocytosis was attenuated in the presence of chloroquine (Figure 2).
Optical microscopy showed spiculated erythrocytes and poikilocytosis; major changes in the plasma membrane were detected by electron microscope.
Peripheral blood smear revealed anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, along with target cells and contracted red blood cells.
The peripheral blood smear was notable for marked microcytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, poikilocytosis, and anisocytosis with numerous erythroblasts.