Description:

Heinz-Erlich bodies are composed of denatured proteins, primarily hemoglobin. They are formed by intra-erythrocytic precipitation of hemoglobin.

Size:

Changeable.

Shape:

They can be visualized by special staining procedures, e.g., acetyl-phenyl-hydrazine.

Significance:

They may be found in the following conditions: anemias caused by G6PDH deficiency, phenylhydrasine therapy, sulphanilamide therapy, -thalassemia.

 

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