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Blood test show poikilocytosis, neutropenia and atypical lymphocyte

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: December 4, 2021 11:30 PM
Anonymous 7 months

Hi doc, last few day i have done a blood test and it say red cells show poikilocytosis. There is a mild neutropenia. An occasional aytpical lymphocyte seen. The platelets appear normal. Would you mind explain what all this mean? And my Neutrophils is 1.7, is it too low?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 7 months
General Practitioner

Hello and thank you for addressing your concern.

For your information;

Poikilocytosis refers to an increase in abnormal red blood cells of any shape that makes up to 10% or more of the total population . Poikilocytes can be flat, elongated, teardrop-shaped, crescent-shaped, sickle-shaped, or can have pointy or thorn-like projections, or may have other abnormal feature.

Neutropenia occurs when you have too few neutrophils, a type of white blood cells . While all white blood cells help your body fight infections, neutrophils are important for fighting certain infections, especially those caused by bacteria.

Atypical lymphocytes have been observed in the peripheral blood of patients in a large number of clinical situations, including immune reactions to transplantation and immunization, collagen diseases and other autoimmune disorders, malignant disease, drug reactions, and infectious mononucleosis.

It is best to show your full blood results to your doctor for further assesment. You can contact our doctors by clicking the link below.

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Last Updated: Sat Dec 04 2021 23:30:10 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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