1. Platelet satellitism The rimming of PMNs by platelets in peripheral blood, a phenomenon that may cause spurious thrombocytopenia in automated platelet counters Etiology Cryoglobulinemia, hypergammaglobulinemia, immune complexes, use of EDTA anticoagulant during blood collection.
2. The rimming of RBCs by erythroid siderophages in iron-deficiency anemia.
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