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Test Findings

Teardrop Cells



  • Teardrop cells, also known as dacrocytes, have an abnormal teardrop-like shape.
    • Teardrop Cells
    • Teardrop Cells
  • Teardrop cells are classically suggestive of myelofibrosis, though may also occur with severe red cell dysplasia.
    • Causes of Teardrop Cells

    • Myelofibrosis (primary or secondary)
    • Megaloblastic anaemia - B12 / folate deficiency, drug-induced
    • Myelodysplastic syndrome
    • Thalassaemia major
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