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Smudge cells - 1.
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Smudge cells - 1.

Peripheral blood smear from a patient with CLL shows lymphocytes as well as "smudge" cells. The lymphocytes in CLL are fragile and can be damaged when making a smear preparation producing this smudged or smeared appearance.

Author: Peter Maslak
Date Added: 03/01/2010
Size: 00.57MB
Views: 144
Categories: Mature B-cell neoplasms> Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma

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