Heinz bodiesHeinz-Ehrlich bodies
coccoid inclusion bodies resulting from oxidative injury to and precipitation of hemoglobin, seen in the presence of abnormal
hemoglobins such as Hb H, Hb Köln, etc. and in erythrocytes with enzyme deficiencies. Refractile in fresh blood smears, they
are not visible when stained with Romanowsky dyes but may be stained supravitally. See also Heinz body anemias.
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