Policromatofilia

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Definición

La policromatofilia se refiere a la forma como las células sanguíneas se ven bajo un microscopio cuando se tiñen con tintes especiales. Esto significa que hay más tinción de lo normal con ciertos tintes. La tinción adicional se debe a demasiados glóbulos rojos (GR) sanguíneos inmaduros llamados reticulocitos. Estas células tienen un centro de color azul.

La presencia de demasiados reticulocitos se observa con mayor frecuencia cuando la médula ósea necesita producir más glóbulos rojos debido a una determinada afección, como la anemia hemolítica.

Esta afección también se denomina policromasia. 

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Policromasia

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Referencias

Bain BJ. The peripheral blood smear. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 160.

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