Howell-Jolly bodies

Howell-Jolly bodies

May 27th – Howell-Jolly bodies are round, smooth, almost pyknotic, dark-purple bodies ranging in size from 0.5 to 1.0 micron in diameter. These RBC inclusions contain DNA. Howell-Jolly bodies are thought to be nuclear remnants or aggregates of chromosomes that have separated from the mitotic spindle and remain behind after the remainder of the RBC …

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