J. Schiffman Fred, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Mechanical hemolysis

Mechanical hemolysis What every physician needs to know about mechanical hemolysis: Mechanical hemolysis is due to excessive mechanical forces that damage red blood cells (RBCs). Hallmark: fragmented red cells or schistocytes Schistocytes are not as flexible as normal RBCs and are cleared from the circulation by the mononuclear phagocyte system Large amounts of lactate dehydrogenase…

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