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RBC Causes of Target Cells in Blood Film

Target cells AKA codocytes are frequently mentioned in USMLE case scenarios. It's prudent to know what causes them:
  • Liver disease
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Splenectomy
  • Hemoglobinopathies including thalassemias and Hemoglobin C
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