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Peripheral blood film showed mild anisopoikilocytosis. Early signs of leukemia?

hi sir, my peripheral blood film report said in in RBC s catagory that show mild anisopoikilocytosis with the presence of predominantly normocytes, mild polychromasia is seen. and at last the opinion is Normocytic Normochromic picture. So Sir i am in tension what is Anisopoikilocytosis? Someone said me it is leukemia indicator, is it ture? plz answer me fast sir thanx
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Sep 2012
HI, welcome to HCM, I am Dr.Das
No. You have heard wrong information. Anisopoikilocytosis never indicates early leukemia.
In peripheral blood film examination, the size, shape rbcs are important finding. If there is variation of these among the examined cells , it is called anisopoikilocytosis.
It indicates anaemia.
As, there is mild anisopoikilocytosis, so there may be mild anaemia. You did not give the hemoglobin level.
One more thing , leukemia is the disorder of white blood cell. Not the rbc.
However, the report does not indicates any early change of leukemia
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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