acanthocyte


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an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm

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Marked changes in the shape of RBC from normal discocytes to echinocytes, spherocytes, stomatocytes and acanthocytes were also observed in the blood of the rats treated with (131)I.
Poikilocytosis is moderate to severe with burr cells, acanthocytes, and schistocytes present.
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).