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Question
Identify the abnormal cell found in the peripheral smear given below:

A. Echinocyte
B. Schistocyte
C. Target cell
D. Acanthocyte

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Answer : A. Echinocyte

Explanation : 

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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