Acta Med. 2004, 47: 187-188

Excess of Pappenheimer Bodies (Siderocytes) in Two Splenectomized Siblings with Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia – Type II (CDA-II) and Iron Overload

Ladislav Chrobák, Jindřiška Matysová

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Králové, 2nd Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Hematology, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received April 1, 2004
Accepted June 1, 2004

In two splenectomized siblings with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type –II (CDA-II) and iron overload excess of Pappenheimer bodies reaching 46.4 % and 15.9 % respectively was found. Cause, significance and differential diagnosis of this finding were discussed.


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