Anemia of Chronic Disease (ACD)

Anemia of Chronic Disease (ACD)

Introduction Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is a type of anemia that develops as a consequence of chronic inflammatory conditions in the body. These chronic inflammatory conditions can be diverse, ranging from infections and autoimmune diseases to chronic kidney...
Abnormal White Blood Cell Morphology

Abnormal White Blood Cell Morphology

Introduction This article provides an overview of key findings in abnormal white blood cell morphology observed during a peripheral blood smear analysis. Understanding these morphological changes can aid in diagnosing various underlying conditions. Role of WBCs White...
Red Blood Cell Inclusion Bodies

Red Blood Cell Inclusion Bodies

Introduction Red blood cell (RBC) morphology plays a crucial role in diagnosing hematological disorders. By examining the size, shape, and presence of RBC inclusion bodies, clinicians gain valuable insights into the underlying cause of abnormal blood function. RBC...
Red Blood Cell (RBC) Morphology

Red Blood Cell (RBC) Morphology

Introduction The unique red blood cell (RBC) morphology plays an important role in the optimal function of RBC as an oxygen transporter. This biconcave disc-shape offers a high surface area to volume ratio, allowing for efficient diffusion of oxygen molecules into and...
Leukocytosis

Leukocytosis

Introduction Leukocytosis can be defined as a condition where you have an increased white blood cell (WBC) count in the blood. White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are a critical part of the body’s immune system and help fight infection and inflammation....