Preferential localisation of red cell vacuoles to pathologically shaped human red blood cells

Judith Demeter, Zoltan Magyar, Fatima Varga, Miklós Szathmári, Dezsö Lehoczky, Jørgen Ellegaard

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Abstract

The percentage of pitted erythrocytes and Howell‐Jolly bodies in peripheral blood samples of 51 individuals following posttraumatic splenectomy and 20 patients splenectomized because of various haematological diseases differed significantly from each other (p < 0.001) and from that of healthy controls (p < 0.001). The percentage of pitted erythrocytes was significantly higher in pathologically shaped red blood cells (RBCs) (acanthocytes, schizocytes, elliptocytes) than in normal discoid shaped RBCs (p < 0.001). As the number of pits per RBC showed great individual variations, a scoring system for the evaluation of pitted RBCs is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean journal of haematology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1989

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Keywords

  • pitted red blood cells
  • red cell vacuoles ‐splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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