Sickle cells

Sickle cells
Author: Teresa Scordino
Category: Morphologic variants of normal cells > Morphologic variants of Red Blood Cells/precursors > Normal Red blood cell morphology with resting lymphocyte for comparison > Poikilocytosis
Published Date: 01/13/2016

Sickle cells (drepanocytes) are elongated red blood cells with pointed ends.  They are seen in sickling hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anemia (homozygous hemoglobin SS), hemoglobin SD disease, and hemoglobin S/beta-thalassemia.