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hemoglobinopathy
blood disorder caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin
what is a thalassemia?

what controls it?
inherited hypochromic anemia

controlled by genes that reduce the amount, or altogether fail to produce a hemoglobin chain.
anisocytosis
variation in RBC size
poikilocytosis
variation in RBC shape
Rouleaux
a group of RBCs resembling a stack of coins.
acanthocytes
RBCs with multiple spiny cytoplasmic projections