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Rouleaux

 
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Overview

Rouleaux are long chains of stacked red blood cells, which occur in the presence of an increase in plasma proteins - particularly fibrinogen and immunoglobulins.
  • Rouleaux
  • Rouleaux
     
  • Causes of Rouleaux Formation

  • Acute phase reaction (infection, inflammation, malignancy)
  • Anaemia of chronic disease
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pregnancy
  • Poor sample preparation
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