Skip to Content

Pappenheimer bodies

Pronunciation: pahp′ĕn-hī-mĕr

Definition: phagosomes, containing ferruginous granules, found in red blood cells in certain diseases ( sideroblastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, and sickle cell disease); may contribute to spurious platelet counts by electrooptic counters.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.