Colour SEM of echinocytes (blood) in gastric ulcer

Colour SEM of echinocytes (blood) in gastric ulcer

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Credit: PROFESSORS P.M. MOTTA & F.M. MAGLIOCCA/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Echinocytes in gastric ulcer. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of abnormal red blood cells (echinocytes) at the site of a human gastric ulcer. Echinocytes are red blood cells which become "sea urchin shaped" from their normal smooth biconcave surface. They develop a spiked, crenated edge due to a plasmolysis reaction. Echinocytes may form at sites of medical disorders and in this case are seen on the stomach mucosa (blue). Due to Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection, a stomach (gastric) ulcer has formed here, with subsequent bleeding. Echinocytes are coloured pink. Magnification: x5560 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: blood, blood cell, condition, crenated, disease, disorder, echinocyte, erythrocyte, gastric, gastric ulcer, healthcare, medical, medicine, plasmolysis, red blood cell, red blood cells, stomach ulcer, ulcer

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