Basophilic Stippling - Lead Poisoning - 1.

Basophilic Stippling - Lead Poisoning - 1.
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Author: John Lazarchick
Category: Laboratory Hematology > Basic cell morphology > Red cell inclusions and abnormalities > Coarse basophilic stippling  
Published Date: 06/21/2004

Peripheral smear from a 3-year-old with history of pica who had a hemoglobin of 9.5 g/dL. RBCs are normochromic/normocytic but polychromatophilic cells are markedly hypochromic and contain multiple coarse basophilic granules. (W-G 50x)