Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Lab Physicians. 2012 Jan;4(1):59-61. doi: 10.4103/0974-2727.98679.

Florid erythrophagocytosis on the peripheral smear.

Author information

1
Department of Hematology, Apollo Hospitals, 21, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. drvani001@gmail.com

Abstract

Erythrophagocytosis is a relatively rare observation on blood smears. It has been reported in auto immune hemolytic anemias and sporadically in few other conditions. Here, we report a case of florid erythrophagocytosis with severe anemia following a viral infection in an 18-year-old girl. Her complete blood count (CBC) revealed hemoglobin of 3.6 gm/dl and a hematocrit of 10%. The peripheral smear showed erythrophagocytosis by neutrophils and rosetting of erythrocytes around neutrophils. The direct Coombs test and direct Donath- Landsteiner tests were positive.

KEYWORDS:

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia; Donath-Landsteiner test; erythrophagocytosis; paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Medknow Publications and Media Pvt Ltd Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center