Heinz bodies can be suspected if bite cells (degmacytes) are seen on Wright's stained smears. On this slide are three bite cells, indicated by the arrows. The cells appear to have had a bite taken out of them. Heinz bodies are membrane-bound and bite cells are caused by their removal. The patient was receiving aspirin-phenacetin-caffeine (APC) tablets for relief of pain.
Course Section: 02. Inclusions Found in Red Blood Cells
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