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:

  1. Pappenheimer bodies
  2. Basophilic stippling
  3. Heinz body (visible only after supravital stain)
  4. Hemoglobin H inclusions (visible only after supravital stain)
  5. Malaria infection
  6. Babesia infection
  7. Fungal infection
  8. Artifacts (e.g. Stain precipitate)
Howell Jolly Bodies

Howell Jolly Bodies

howell Jolly bodies

howell Jolly bodies

 

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