Title: Anisocytosis of erythrocytes in peripheral blood smear (human)
Description: Stain: May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG).
(A) shows normal human erythrocytes in a blood film, while (B) shows anisocytosis. The small cells are called microcytes.
Anisocytosis is an increase in the variability of erythrocyte size beyond that which is observed in a normal healthy subject. It is a common, non-specific abnormality in hematological disorders. For example in iron deficiency anisocytosis precedes anemia.
Keywords/Mesh: blood, bone marrow, erythrocyte, anisocytosis, histology, POJA collection