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RBC Can you diagnose this blood film picture #5?

An African-American mother brings her previously healthy 2-year-old son to the emergency department because he looked pale when he woke up this morning. He was diagnosed with a urinary but she doesn't remembers the name of the antibiotic.

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Of the following, the MOST likely cause of this boy's anemia is:

a) aplastic anemia
b) glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
c) pyruvate kinase deficiency
d) sickle cell hemolytic crisis
e) transient erythroblastopenia of childhood
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B) G6PD Deficiency

Looks like heinz bodies with a bite cell. Anemia triggered by use of antibiotics.
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B) G6PD Deficiency

Looks like heinz bodies with a bite cell. Anemia triggered by use of antibiotics.
Yup, that's a bite cell! G6PD it is!
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b) glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
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The correct answer is B) G6PD Deficiency

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Depiction of red blood cell morphologies that may appear on a peripheral smear, showing: (A) basophilic stippling, (B) Howell-Jolly bodies, (C) Cabot's ring bodies and (D) Heinz's bodies.
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G6PD...easy one
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