Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Multiple Choice

This is not an artifact.

Challenge: Of the following, which organ system should you investigate - heart, lungs, kidney, or spleen?

Related Question:
1. What is shown in the image?

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3 comments:

Alex said...

burr cells uremia? kidney

kate said...

Kidney

Echinocyte/Burr cell

Craig said...

Multiple Choice

The peripheral blood smear shows echinocytes or burr cells. The projections are small and regular in shape and distribution. Although echinocytes are often artifacts on blood smears, they have been demonstrated in end-stage renal disease and in liver disease.

Sources: UpToDate; www.som.tulane.edu.