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The authors have collected 50 instances of elliptical human erythrocytes, and have added two additional cases of their own. The autopsy findings in one case are given. Aside from a reddish purple color and semifluid consistency in the bone marrow of the femur, no changes which could be associated with the anomaly of the erythrocytes were found. When the blood of one of the patients was subjected to the action of hypotonic salt solution, the oval cells resembled normal erythrocytes in their behavior rather than the poikilocytes of a patient with anemia. The oval shape of the cells was shown
Elliptical Human Erythrocytes.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1325. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1325_1
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