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ERYTROCYTES WITH NUCLEAR REMNANTS

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Cabot’s Rings

Nuclear Dust In Erythrocytes

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CABOT’S RINGS

 

Description:

Basophilic rings or loops, remnants of the nuclear membranes.

Size:

Changeable.

Shape:

Purplish rings, figures-of-eight, incomplete rings or similar configurations of a reddish-violet fine filament appearing in the center or near the periphery of erythrocytes.

Significance:

Cabot’s rings have been described in pernicious anemia, lead poisoning, leukemia, alcoholic jaundice, and in some forms of severe anemia. They can be seen in patients taking cytostatics.