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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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