Howell-Jolly Body



On these Wright-stained peripheral blood smears the small dark spheres within red cells are Howell-Jolly bodies. Note the variation

in size. These bodies represent residual nuclear DNA which, under normal circumstances, is removed by the spleen. There can

be more than one H-J body within a red cell. Also seen are a poikilocyte in the left photo and target cells in the right photo.



1 minute clinical correlation

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