This picture shows large, oversized, red blood cells that are seen in megaloblastic anemia. Megaloblastic anemia can occur when there is a deficiency of vitamin B-12 or folic acid.
Reviewed By: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.