Howell-Jolly bodies


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Howell-Jolly bodies

[′hau̇·əl ′jäl·ē ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Small, round basophilic inclusions of nuclear material in erythrocytes of splenectomized persons.
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Section II discusses the specifics of grading individual red blood cell abnormalities and defines a grading system described in words and images for anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, microcytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, blister cells, target cells, teardrop cells, schistocytes, sickle cells, spherocytes, acanthocytes, echinocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes, Howell-Jolly bodies, basophilic stippling, Pappenheimer bodies, rouleaux, and agglutination.
The instrument would not detect any red-cell inclusions, such as Howell-Jolly bodies, basophilic stippling, and Pappenheimer bodies.
Peripheral blood smear showed numerous Howell-Jolly bodies.