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Identify the abnormal cell found in the peripheral smear given below:
C. Target cell
TIPSImportant Question from NEET PG
The peripheral smear shows echinocytes or burr cells or sea urchin cells. There are two types of spiculated red cells echinocytes and acanthocytes.
Echinocyte typically have a serrated outline with small uniform projections more or less evenly spread over the circumference of the cell, whereas acanthocytes have a few spicules of varying size that project irregularly from the red cell surface.
Reference : Nathan and Oski’s Hematology and Oncology of Infancy and Childhood By Stuart H. Orkin page 573.
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