Bite cells known as Degmacytes

Bite cells (“Degmacytes”)
RBCs with peripheral single or multiple arcuate defects. Usually associated with spherocytes and blister cells.

seen in : Oxidant stress. Normal individuals receiving large quantities of aromatic drugs (or their metabolites) containing amino, nitro, or hydroxy groups. Individuals with red-cell enzymopathies involving the pentose phosphate shunt (most notably G6PD deficiency.

Bite Cell (Degmacyte)

Bite Cell (Degmacyte)

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