Basophilic Stippling

Basophilic Stippling

May 30th – Basophilic stippling a.k.a. punctate basophilia refers to observing a blood smear in which erythrocytes display small dots at the periphery. These dots are the visualization of ribosomes and can often be found in the peripheral blood smear, even in some normal individuals. It is associated with several conditions, including: Myelodysplastic syndromes, Sideroblastic anemia, Lead poisoning (normocytic anemia), Arsenic poisoning, Beta thalassemia, Alpha thalassemia, HbH Disease, Hereditary pyrimidine 5′-nucleotidase deficiency, and Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. #365DaysOfMicroscopy

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