A Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells

Editor/Author Bain, Barbara J.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-119-36773-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 185
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2019
Table of Contents

The third edition of this popular pocket book, A Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells written by Professor Barbara Bain, provides a concise introduction to normal and abnormal blood cells and blood counts for trainees in haematology.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER 1: The Blood Film and Count
  • Blood
  • The blood film
  • The blood count
  • Normal ranges
  • How to examine a blood film
  • CHAPTER 2: Assessing Red Cells
  • Assessing red cell number and distribution (anaemia, polycythaemia, rouleaux formation, red cell agglutination)
  • Assessing red cell size (microcytosis, macrocytosis, anisocytosis)
  • Assessing red cell shape (poikilocytosis)
  • Assessing red cell colour (hypochromia, hyperchromia, anisochromasia, polychromasia)
  • Detecting red cell inclusions (Pappenheimer bodies, basophilic stippling, Howell–Jolly bodies)
  • The full blood count in red cell assessment
  • CHAPTER 3: Assessing White Cells and Platelets
  • Assessing white cell and platelet numbers
  • Assessing neutrophil morphology
  • Assessing lymphocyte morphology
  • Assessing morphology of monocytes, eosinophils and basophils
  • Assessing platelet morphology
  • CHAPTER 4: Haematological Findings in Health and Disease
  • The blood film and count in healthy individuals
  • Abnormalities of red cells
  • Abnormalities of white cells
  • CHAPTER 5: Emergency Morphology: The Relevance of the Full Blood Count and Blood Film in Acute Illness
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombotic microangiopathy and microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia
  • Other acute anaemia
  • Kidney injury and disease
  • Acute hepatic damage and liver failure
  • Acute leukaemia
  • Bacterial infection and other causes of leucocytosis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Malaria
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancytopenia and leucoerythroblastic blood films
  • Neonatal emergencies