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Continuing Education Credits

Course number 20-547675, approved through 9/1/2020

Objectives

  • Identify erythrocyte inclusions that may be observed on a Wright or Wright-Giemsa stained peripheral blood smear.
  • Identify erythrocyte inclusions that require staining methods other than Wright or Wright-Giemsa stain to be visualized on a peripheral blood or bone marrow smear.
  • Discuss the composition and formation of various erythrocyte inclusions.
  • Identify diseases or disorders associated with various erythrocyte inclusions.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction to erythrocyte inclusions
      • What are Erythrocyte Inclusions?
  • Characteristics of polychromatophilic red cells (Reticulocytes)
      • Reticulocytes
      • Normal Erythrocytes
      • Polychromatophilic Red Blood Cells (RBCs)
      • Polychromatophilic Cells, continued
      • Stress Reticulocytes
  • Characteristics of Basophilic Stippling
      • Basophilic Stippling
      • Example of Fine Basophilic Stippling
      • Coarse Basophilic Stippling
      • Coarse Basophilic Stippling, continued
  • Characteristics of Howell-Jolly Bodies
      • Howell-Jolly Bodies
      • Howell-Jolly Body
      • Examples of Howell-Jolly Bodies
      • Howell-Jolly Body in Nucleated Red Cell
  • Characteristics of Pappenheimer bodies and Siderotic granules
      • Pappenheimer Bodies
      • Pappenheimer Bodies, continued
      • Pappenheimer Bodies, continued
      • Basophilic Stippling contrasted with Pappenheimer Bodies
      • Howell-Jolly Bodies and Pappenheimer Bodies
      • Comparison of Erythrocyte Inclusions
      • Siderotic Granules
      • Siderocytes and Ringed Sideroblasts in Bone Marrow
      • Siderocyte
      • Sideroblast
  • Characteristics of Cabot Rings
      • Cabot Rings
      • Cabot Rings, continued
      • Cabot Rings, continued
  • References
      • References
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