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Differential Diagnosis For Burr cells on smear (Lab)

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List of current finding(s):

Surgical, Procedure Complication
Splenectomy
Splenectomy, immediate postoperative
Neoplastic Disorders
Adenocarcinoma, gastric
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Hyperalphalipoproteinemia, familial
Abetalipoproteinemia (Bassen Kornzweig)
Embden-Meyerhof RBC membrane defects
Deficiency Disorders
Iron deficiency anemia
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Pyruvate kinase deficiency RBC's
Phosphoglycerate kinase defic/RBC
Neuroacanthocytosis, familial
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Newborn status
Reference to Organ System
Anemia of uremia
Myelophthisic anemia
Renal Failure Chronic
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Pathophysiologic
Microangiopathic anemia/hemolytic
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Snakebite (rattlesnake/pit viper type)
Alcoholism, chronic
Synonyms
Lab, Red blood cell burr cells present, Smear, Smear test
Definition

Burr cells are crenated red cells known as echinocytes seen on Wright Stain blood smear. RBCs with lost disc shape and spherical now covered with short, sharply pointed projections ... may be artefactual in older red cells..[adapted General Practice Notebook ONLINE 2009]

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