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Red blood cells, sickle and Pappenheimer

Red blood cells, sickle and Pappenheimer

Overview

This photomicrograph of red blood cells (RBCs) shows both sickle-shaped and Pappenheimer bodies.

Review Date 2/18/2018

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.