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Acanthocytes are red blood cells that show many spicules (small needlelike structures) when viewed on a wet film. They are seen in abetalipoproteinaemia and several inherited neurological disorders, such as neuroacanthocytosis.
Unexplained macrocytosis in elderly patients One hundred and twenty-four patients over the age of 75 years were assessed for the cause of their macrocytosis (MCV > 95 fl). A definitive diagnosis ... From Age and Ageing,
by M.Y. Mahmoud
Evaluating the child with chronic diarrhea The occurrence of chronic diarrhea in infants younger than three months suggests disaccharidase deficiency, cow's milk or soy protein intolerance, cystic ... From American Family Physician,
by Alexander K.C. leung