Summary of Abnormal Red Blood Cell Morphologies and Disease States

Before we start with the abnormal morphologies, let’s talk about normal morphology of Red Blood Cells. Normal mature RBC are biconcave, round discs that are about 6 – 8 in ...

Howell Jolly Bodies

Smooth round dark blue-purple cytoplasmic inclusion May be centrally located or sometimes in the periphery Composed of fragments of DNA Iron stain negative May Resemble: Pappenheimer ...
Common RBC Inclusions Diagram

Common RBC Inclusions Diagram

Pappen Heimer Bodies

Pappenheimer bodies VS Howell-Jolly bodies Differentiation

These inclusions are blue-purple in color, irregular in shape and located on the periphery of the cell. They were are Pappenheimer bodies. some people may think these inclusions ...
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