A CBC and reticulocyte count are ordered on a 10-year-old African-American male who was brought to the emergency department with rapid, shallow breathing and fever. The results are shown below.
|WBC||28.0 x 109/L||3.2- 9.8 x 109/L|
|RBC||3.88 x 1012/L||4.50 - 5.70 x 1012/L|
|Hemoglobin||10.0 g/dL||13.6 - 17.2 g/dL|
|MCV||82 fL||80 - 110 fL|
|RDW ||23||11 - 14.5|
|Reticulocyte ||8.0%||0.5 - 1.5%|
The image on the right is a representative field from the peripheral blood smear. What cells are indicated by the arrows in this smear?
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