polychromasia


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polychromasia

 [pol″e-kro-ma´ze-ah]
1. variation in the hemoglobin content of erythrocytes.

pol·y·chro·ma·to·phil·i·a

(pol'ē-krō'mă-tō-fil'ē-ă),
1. A tendency of certain cells, such as the red blood cells in pernicious anemia, to stain with both basic and acidic dyes.
2. Condition characterized by the presence of many red blood cells that have an affinity for acidic, basic, or neutral stains.

pol·y·chro·ma·to·phil·i·a

(pol'ē-krō'mă-tō-fil'ē-ă)
1. A tendency of certain cells, such as the red blood cells in pernicious anemia, to stain with basic and also acidic dyes.
2. Condition characterized by the presence of many red blood cells that have an affinity for acid, basic, or neutral stains.
Synonym(s): polychromasia.
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The PBS showed mild polychromasia, occasional spherocytes and red cell fragments.
In peripheral smear, widespread schistocytes, polychromasia, spherocytes, as well as high serum levels of indirect bilirubin and LDH were observed in our case.
range <18 [micro]mol/L 20-100 x [10.sup.9]/L Blood smear Moderate schistocytosis and polychromasia Serology ANA ANCA Negative Negative Ref.
A review of the peripheral blood film confirmed true thrombocytopenia, marked fragmentation of red blood cells, the extensive presence of schistocytes, polychromasia and nucleated red blood cells.
For example, peripheral tests and complete blood cell counts typically reveal a normochromic, normocytic anemia; polychromasia; and reticulocytosis.
Haemolysis was confirmed by the detection of marked numbers of schistocytes, moderate numbers of spherocytes and mild polychromasia on blood film, and elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase and bilirubin (Figures 1 and 2).
The peripheral blood image above exhibits numerous red cell abnormalities, including moderate polychromasia and nucleated r ed blood c ells, which correlate with the increased NRBC and RETIC parameters.
A peripheral blood film showed mild anemia with microcytes, no significant polychromasia or poikilocytosis, and neutrophils with prominent granulation.
The peripheral blood film showed dimorphic picture with polychromasia, nucleated RBCs and spherocytes.
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).