Basophilic Stippling

Basophilic Stippling 4 (Bovine 4 - Regen Anemia) ARROWS
Polychromatophils with basophilic stippling. Bovine (regenerative anemia).

Morphology: numerous small, blue, punctate inclusions in red blood cells. Caused by spontaneous aggregation of ribosomes in the cytoplasm.

Look alike: Mycoplasma

Commonly seen with: features of regenerative anemia (macrocytes, anisocytosis, polychromatophils), features of lead poisoning (nucleated red blood cells, polychromatophils)

Clinical relevance: may be seen with regenerative anemia (especially in cattle but also in dogs and cats). May be seen with lead poisoning in the absence of anemia.

Basophilic Stippling 2 (Bovine 2) ARROWS
Basophilic stippling. Bovine.
Basophilic Stippling 1 (Bovine 1) ARROWS
Basophilic stippling. Bovine.
Basophilic Stippling 3 (Bovine 3) ARROW INCLUDED
Basophilic stippling. Bovine.
Basophilic Stippling 6 (Canine 1 - Regen Anemia) ARROWS
Basophilic stippling (arrow). Polychromatophils (arrowheads). Canine (regenerative anemia).
Basophilic Stippling 5 (Musk Ox - Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia) ARROWS
Polychromatophils with basophilic stippling (arrows). Lymphocyte (arrowhead). Musk ox (microcytic hypochromic anemia).

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