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Dacrocytes (teardrop cells)

A dacrocyte (or dacryocyte) is a type of poikilocyte that is shaped like a teardrop (a "teardrop cell"). A marked increase of dacrocytes is known as "dacrocytosis". These tear drop cells are found also in beta thalassemia major, especially after splenectomy. Dacrocytosis can be associated with myelophthisic anemia, commonly caused by myelofibrosis.[1]


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