Heinz Body Preparation
The abnormal formation of Heinz bodies on the surface RBCs results in the destruction of the RBC and leads to anemia(hemolytic anemia). There are many medications that can cause the formation of Heinz bodies, along with drugs of abuse, foods that are pickled, smoked or high in nitrates, and mothballs. Inherited genetic mutations such as G-6-PD, and thalassemia also cause the formation of Heinz bodies and hemolytic anemia.
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