Morphology Matters: When Red Blood Cell Abnormalities Lead to the Diagnosis
Available for RACE Approved CE credit if watched from 2:15pm-3:05pm CST on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Evaluation of the blood smear is a crucial part of the diagnostic workup in patients with anemia. As part of this evaluation, red blood cell morphology is assessed for any abnormalities. There are a number of red blood cell morphologic abnormalities that can be found on the blood smear which carry varying clinical relevance. In this session, three patients with mystery illnesses will be presented where red blood cell morphologic abnormalities were revealed upon blood smear examination and led to a diagnosis.