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11 Possible Causes for Burr Cell, Conjunctival Pallor

  • Folate-Deficiency Anemia

    Folate-deficiency anemia frequently appears in women of childbearing age, in those who are pregnant or lactating, in alcohol abusers and malnourished individuals, thus proving the necessity of folate oral supplementation. Prevention must be carefully conducted, since the elderly may have difficulties tolerating folate[…][symptoma.com]

  • Anemia

    Burr cells accompany renal failure and spur cells accompany severe liver disease.[cancertherapyadvisor.com] Elliptocytes or bizarre misshapen cells indicate inherited membrane disorders like elliptocytosis, pyropoikilocytosis, ovalocytosis, tomatocytosis, xerocytosis.[cancertherapyadvisor.com] Target cells coupled with macrocytosis suggests liver disease, normocytic target cells raise the suspicion of hemoglobin C or SC disease, while microcytosis with target cells[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Uremic Anemia

    ., schistocytes, burr cells, or helmet cells) on peripheral blood smear, AND Renal injury (acute onset) evidenced by either hematuria, proteinuria, or elevated creatinine[wwwn.cdc.gov] Diagnosis Peripheral blood smear establishes the presence of MAHA by schistocytes, burr cells, helmet cells etc.[omicsonline.org] Other findings include burr cells (uremia), spherocytes (hereditary spherocytosis, autoimmune hemolysis, G6PD deficiency), elliptocytes (hereditary elliptocytosis), schistocytes[aafp.org]

  • Anemia of Chronic Disease

    cells Chronic renal failure Spherocytes, fragments Hemolytic diseases Dysplastic changes Myelodysplasia Reticulocyte count 1% Inadequate production in presence of anemia[aafp.org] On physical exam, she has conjunctival pallor but an otherwise baseline physical exam.[medbullets.com] […] folate deficiency MCV normal Renal, liver and thyroid diseases as well as those above WBC and platelet counts Abnormal Primary marrow production problem Peripheral smear Burr[aafp.org]

  • Uremic Pneumonitis

    Diagnosis Peripheral blood smear establishes the presence of MAHA by schistocytes, burr cells, helmet cells etc.[omicsonline.org] He had mild conjunctival pallor, a pan systolic murmur best heard at the left 3rd intercostal space midclavicular line, crackles on both lung fields.[imedpub.com] They fulfilled the criteria for HUS [hemolytic anemia with microangiopathic changes on peripheral blood smear (Burr cells), acute renal failure, and thrombocytopenia] and[clinchem.aaccjnls.org]

  • Normocytic Normochromic Anemia

    cells Chronic renal failure Spherocytes, fragments Hemolytic diseases Dysplastic changes Myelodysplasia Reticulocyte count 1% Inadequate production in presence of anemia[aafp.org] The relation of conjunctival pallor to the presence of anemia. J Gen Int Med 1997;12:102-106. 4. Mandel JS, et al.[ahcmedia.com] They include: 1) Pallor of Mucous Membranes, such as the conjunctival mucosa.[theartofmed.wordpress.com]

  • Hypochromic Microcytic Anemia with Iron Overload Type 2

    Echinocytes (Burr Cells): resemble burrs Elliptocytes/Ovalocytes: elliptical or oval-shaped cells Keratocytes (Horn Cells): resemble horns Microspherocytes: smaller Macrocytes[hematologylearning.weebly.com] Clinical features, if present, are mostly nonspecific and may include fatigue, dyspnea, conjunctival pallor, and tachycardia.[amboss.com] For this reason, they are also called Burr cells. They have short, evenly spaced projections.[hematologylearning.weebly.com]

  • Malnutrition and Anemia

    cells Chronic renal failure Spherocytes, fragments Hemolytic diseases Dysplastic changes Myelodysplasia Reticulocyte count 1% Inadequate production in presence of anemia[aafp.org] Conjunctival pallor is a reliable sign, and its presence should prompt the clinician to order blood tests for anemia. 6 Aside from conjunctival pallor, few other signs are[aafp.org] […] folate deficiency MCV normal Renal, liver and thyroid diseases as well as those above WBC and platelet counts Abnormal Primary marrow production problem Peripheral smear Burr[aafp.org]

  • Other Sideroblastic Anemias

    Anemia of Chronic Renal Disease blood picture: Usually normocytic/normochromic, decreased Hb, Burr cells Variable blood pictures: N/N with burr cells Macro/N with target cells[quizlet.com] Clinical features, if present, are mostly nonspecific and may include fatigue, dyspnea, conjunctival pallor, and tachycardia.[amboss.com]

  • Familial Pseudohyperkalemia

    MCHC 10. osmotic fragility 11.RBC morph -stomatocytes -target cells -burr cells -a group of hereditary conditions in which the expression of Rh membrane proteins is absent[quizlet.com] . - Splenomegaly - Delay in nail bed blanching and nail bed rubor, decrease in palmar crease rubor, and conjunctival pallor (exam findings suggestive of anemia). - Signs of[clinicaladvisor.com] […] aplasia (due to parovirus B19) -skin ulcers -iron overload Lab findings of PK deficiency -reticulocytosis Post-Splenectomy -anisocytosis -poikilocytosis -polychromasia -burr[quizlet.com]

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