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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What’s your diagnosis, based on this bone marrow smear?

    I’ll post the correct answer in a couple of days!

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    If anyone has an idea, there’s still time.

    I’ll post the correct answer in another three days.
     


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    these are Tear-drop cells aka dacrocytes,pepper..suggestive of Chronic myelofibrosis
     


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    Yes, these are tear drop cells, which are seen in myelofibrosis.

    In this disease, the proliferation of abnormal stem cells leeds to fibrosis, by activation of fibroblasts. This results in pancytopenia (causing infection, anemia, bleeding), splenomegaly, bone pain and fatigue.
     


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