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What are Burr Cells (under RBC on a CBC)?
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What are Burr Cells (under RBC on a CBC)?

There is a note that "burr cells present" on my otherwise normal CBC. Any idea what this means? Should I be concerned?

Further, there was a note that there were "few plasmacytoid lymphocytes and reactive lymphocytes" -- again, is this something I should be worried about?
Tags: lymphocytes, burr
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Hi!
Plasmacytoid cells are basically reactive lymphocytes, seen after recent infection, allergy and inflammation. Burr cells appear due to uremia caused by mild hemolysis of red blood cells as seen in hemolytic anemia, hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia, and pyruvate kinase deficiency. Please also discuss with your doctor. Take care!


The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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