Author: John Lazarchick; Laurie Williams;
Category: Red Cell: Hemoglobinopathies
Published Date: 03/17/2014
Peripheral smear from a patient with sickle cell disease. Multiple RBC abnormalities are noted, including a nucleated RBCs, target cells, microspherocytes (post-transfusion), and Pappenheimer bodies.Additional findings are the presence of target cells (large arrow) and sickle cell (small arrow).
Pappenheimer bodies are abnormal granules of iron found inside red blood cells on a routine blood stain