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.

polychromasia

/poly·chro·ma·sia/ (-krōm-a´zhah)
1. variation in the hemoglobin content of erythrocytes.

polychromasia

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 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.

polychromasia

1. variation in the hemoglobin content of erythrocytes.
2. polychromatophilia.
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9] Peripheral smear Thrombocytopenia Marked fragmentation of red cells Extensive schistocytes Polychromasia Nucleated red cells LDH (U/L) 3 775 Total bilirubin (pmol/L) 34 Coombs (direct) Negative International normalised ratio 1.
0% Platelets 30 K/[mu]L 150-450 K/[mu]L Differential Neutrophils 3% 33-61% Lymphocytes 10% 25-45% Blasts 87% 0% Nucleated RBC's 2 RBC Morphology Polychromasia WBC Morphology Auer rods present D-Dimer 18.
Red blood cells (RBCs) demonstrated an increased mean cell hemoglobin concentration which is consistent with the presence of spherocytes and polychromasia.
Haemolysis is confirmed by an abnormal peripheral blood smear with the presence of burr cells, shistocytes and polychromasia.
Blood picture showed normocytic normochromic red cells with mild polychromasia, bite cells and occasional blast cells.
Laboratory findings Suggest haemolysis * Full blood count: reticulocytosis with or without low Hb; mild macrocytosis * Blood smear: polychromasia and basophilic stippling * Liver function test: increased unconjugated bilirubin and LDH or AST To confirm haemolysis * Decreased haptoglobin Features suggestive of intravascular haemolysis * Haemoglobinaemia * Haemoglobinuria * Haemosiderinuria Hb = haemoglobin; LDH = lactate dehydrogenase; AST = aspartate aminotransferase Table II.
Peripheral Blood Smear Examination (Under Leishman Stain) Hypochromia Target Cell Microcytosis Polychromasia Anisocytosis Normoblast Poikilocytosis Basophilic Stippling Spherocytes c.
Peripheral smear showed hypochromic RBCs with polychromasia and poikilocytosis.
Results revealed anemia (hematocrit, 30%; reference interval, 37-47%), polychromasia and anisocytosis, hypoalbuminemia (0.