Basophilic Stippling - Lead Poisoning - 4.

Basophilic Stippling - Lead Poisoning - 4.
Author: John Lazarchick
Category: Laboratory Hematology > Basic cell morphology > Red cell inclusions and abnormalities > Coarse basophilic stippling  
Published Date: 03/18/2014

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. An example of the coarse basophilic inclusions, primarily limited to the younger polychromatophilic cells.