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Heinz Bodies

 
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Overview

  • Heinz bodies are basophilic inclusions adjacent to the cell membrane that are seen only on supravital staining. 
  • These inclusions are made of denatured haemoglobin, and are a sign of oxidative haemolysis.
    • Heinz Bodies
    • Causes of Heinz Bodies

    • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
    • Unstable haemoglobins
    • Drug-induced oxidative haemolysis
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