International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 108, Issue 4, pp 351–352 | Cite as

Prominent increase of Pappenheimer body-containing erythrocytes in a patient with hypoplastic spleen (IJHM-D-18-00279R2)

  • Tohru InabaEmail author
  • Ai Ohama
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Pappenheimer body Erythrocytes Hypoplastic spleen 



We would like to thank to Dr. Kenichi Kitamura (Department of Hematology, Saiseikai Shiga Hospital) for his kind support.

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Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Infection Control and Laboratory MedicineKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Clinical LaboratorySaiseikai Shiga HospitalRittoJapan

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