Author: Peter Maslak
Category: Red Cell: Hemolytic Anemia (HA) > HS/HE and RBC membrane or enzyme Disorders
Published Date: 08/01/2009
An arrow marks one of many stomatocytes present in this peripheral smear. Stomatocytes are similar to normal erythrocytes, except that the central area of pallor has an elongated, or slit-like, shape which gives the cell a "fish-mouth" appearance.