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Shistocyte
-RBCs that have been ripped or torn against fibrin strands or thrombi in the microcirculation or have been buffeted against unyielding structure in the macrocirculation.

-Fragments reseal and persist in the circulation and are highly significant findings on a peripheral blood smear.

-Fragments are seen in severe burns, DIC, TTP and other microangiopathic hemolytic processes.

Shistocyte : 1000X

 

 

  fragmented RBC, Helmet Cell, Keratocyte