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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Friday, March 8, 2013
Unusual hairy cell projections
A 26-year-old Indian male presented with a history of dyspnea, fatigue, and jaundice of a month’s duration. He had icterus, pallor, hepatosplenomegaly, severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, and leucocytosis (37 × 109/L) with lymphocytosis. A majority (51%) of the lymphoid cells were large and had folded nuclei, indistinct nucleoli, finely granular basophilic cytoplasm, and circumferentially placed hairy projections (panel A).