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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, blood smear (100X), dog


Blood smear from a dog with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (Wright-Giemsa, 100X oil immersion). Erythrocytes exhibit increased polychromasia and anisocytosis, with many spherocytes present. Spherocytes lack central pallor and are of smaller diameter than other cells present.

Courtesy of Dr. John W. Harvey.