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Acanthocyte
-Red cells with multiple irregularly distributed, thorn-like spicules often with drumstick ends.

-Found in association with hereditary abetalipoprotenemia but also seen in severe liver disease, hepatorenal failure, anorexia nervosa and in chronic starvation.

-A small number of acanthocytes may be found in forms of hemolytic anemia (especially post splenectomy).

Acanthocyte : 1000X

 

 

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