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    Schistocytes (RBC Fragments)

    Schistocytes (see arrows) are damaged RBCs, which may occur in microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (including disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and valvular hemolysis).

    By permission of the publisher. From Tefferi A, Li C. In Atlas of Clinical Hematology. Edited by JO Armitage. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 2004.