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These are red cells seen on the peripheral blood film in which the nuclear remnant is still seen (red blood cells normally have no nucleus).

Causes include:

  • following surgical splenectomy
  • in cases of splenic atrophy e.g. coeliac disease and sickle cell anaemia

Last reviewed 01/2018

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