Acanthocytes (Spur Cells)

Cell Description: Red blood cells appear small and dense, lacking an area of central pallor with multiple spiky projections (spicules) of varying lengths protruding from the membrane. Projections are irregularly distributed around the cell membrane.1-3 Cell Formation: Acanthocyte formation occurs as a result of either hereditary or acquired membrane defects. Defects that cause an imbalance … Continue reading Acanthocytes (Spur Cells)