Polychromatophilic red cells are marked by the arrows. These cells are larger and lack the characteristic central pallor of more mature erythrocytes. With standard stains, they have a classic blue-gray appearance that results from the residual RNA in the cells. Also found on this blood smear are several stomatocytes.FIG1
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