Hypersegmented neutrophil

Hypersegmented neutrophil
Author: Teresa Scordino MD
Category: Morphologic variants of normal cells > Morphologic variants of white blood cells
Published Date: 02/17/2016

Hypersegmented neutrophil in a a patient with vitamin B12 deficiency.  Hypersegmented neutrophils have 6 or more nuclear lobes. They are typically seen in megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency, but may also be present in myelodysplastic syndromes and rare congenital conditions.