Knowledge Check

Match the poikilocyte with the diseased organ:

Burr cell
Spur cell
Kidney disease
Liver disease
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Match the correct names:

Spur cell
Bur cell
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Sort the cell characteristics (top) with the correct poikilocyte (bottom):

Equal length of spikes/projections
Loss of central pallor
AKA spur cell
AKA echinocyte
Seen in kidney disease
Central pallor intact
Spiky or knobby projections
Symmetrical distribution of spikes
Seen in liver disease
Unequal length of spikes/projections
Rounded projections
Asymmetrical distribution of spikes
Burr cell

Sort the image above with the poikilocyte below

Panel D
Panel F
Panel B
Panel C
Panel E
Panel H
Panel A
Panel G
Burr cell
Spur cell
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