Transfusion Medicine Illustrated. Thermally induced popcorn red blood cells.

A 1-year-old baby was admitted to the hospital after severe burns. He was critically scalded on up to half of his corporal surface. Automated analyzer (Advia 2120, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Deerfield, IL) histograms indicated red blood cell (RBC) anomalies (anisocytosis, microcytosis, hyperdense RBCs) and platelet count artifactual increase at 1.200… CONTINUE READING