What is the role of peripheral blood smear in the diagnosis of aplastic anemia?

Updated: Jan 29, 2021
  • Author: Sameer Bakhshi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A peripheral blood smear may be helpful in distinguishing aplasia from infiltrative disease causes. Teardrop cells, poikilocytes, and leukoerythroblastic changes suggest an infiltrative process.


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