Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thalassemia blood picture mnemonic

Here's a mnemonic on the peripheral blood smear findings seen in Thalassemia!


The mnemonic is, "THAL"
Target cells
Hemolytic anemia
Howell Jolly bodies
Anisocytosis
Low MCV (Microcytic, hypochromic anemia)

2 comments:

  1. Low MCV but almost Normal RBC count------> thalasemia
    Low MCV but less RBC cout ----------------->iron def Anemia

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    1. Thank you for sharing this little nugget with us!

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