acanthocyte

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an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm

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In the interest of simplifying reports and eliminating redundant information given to clinicians, some laboratories have moved to eliminating the non-specific term poikilocytosis and reporting only the specific type of abnormal RBC forms, (2) such as spherocytes, acanthocytes, and teardrops.
A peripheral blood smear showed a marked hypochromic microcytosis with occasional schistocytes, acanthocytes, and numerous elliptocytes.
Section II discusses the specifics of grading individual red blood cell abnormalities and defines a grading system described in words and images for anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, microcytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, blister cells, target cells, teardrop cells, schistocytes, sickle cells, spherocytes, acanthocytes, echinocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes, Howell-Jolly bodies, basophilic stippling, Pappenheimer bodies, rouleaux, and agglutination.
Other clinical manifestations are serum [alpha]-tocopherol concentrations below or at the lower limit of the reference interval and abnormal erythrocyte morphology with characteristic acanthocytes, as seen in persons with vitamin E deficiency (4).
Acanthocytes are found more frequently in peripheral smears from patients with AD; in some individuals, this increase was noted a decade before the onset of dementia.