Heinz body


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Heinz body

A modicum of denatured haemoglobin found in an erythrocyte.

Aetiology
Haemolytic anaemia, NADPH deficiency, G6PD≠glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency exacerbated by oxidant drugs—e.g., primaquine, dapsone, quinidine, chronic liver disease, alpha thalassemia.

Heinz body

see Heinz body.