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Remember various aspects of Polychromatophilia in the form of mnemonics so as to easily recall during your medical & nursing exams

Polychromatophilia refers to a condition in which there is an abnormally wide range of coloration among a person’s red blood cells. Under a microscope, RBCs should all seem the same faint shade of red. However, in people with polychromatophilia, the RBCs can be a variety of colours, including blue.

The excessive generation of red blood cells found in circumstances like hemolytic anaemia and blood loss often manifests as polychromatophilia. Chronic liver illness and bone marrow abnormalities also exhibit this symptom.

Diagnosing and monitoring certain illnesses, as well as gauging the efficacy of treatment, can benefit from the presence of polychromatophilic red blood cells.

Conditions Where Polychromatophilia Occurs :




Iron deficiency

Erythroblastosis feta lis

Sickle cell disease

Chronic renal disease

With lead poisoning

G6PD deficiency

Folates or B 12 deficiency


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Mnemonic To Remember The Conditions Where Polychromatophilia Occurs

Potential Causes of Polychromatophilia :

  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Obstruction of blood vessels
  • Nutritional deficiencies (such as iron, vitamin B12, and folate)
  • Excessive bleeding or hemolysis
  • Sideroblastic anemia

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Mnemonic To Remember The Potential Causes of Polychromatophilia

Dr. Arin Nandi

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