Journal of Applied Hematology

: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103--106

Heinz body hemolytic anemia

V Padma1, Abhilash B Nair1, S Sarath Bhaskar2 
1 Department of General Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Junior Resident, Sree Balaji Medical College Hospital, Chrompet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Anemia is a common finding in our population. Females are highly predisposed to develop anemia. Evaluation of anemia due to a single cause may be straightforward in most of the situations, however rare causes cannot be ruled out. In this case report, we present to you a case of a 35-year-old female who came with complaints of breathlessness. On further evaluation, she had pallor, icterus, and mild splenomegaly. Her hemoglobin (Hb) was later found to be 8.1 g/dl, pyruvate kinase activity was normal, normal liver enzymes, Heinz body positive, and elevated retics count. Thus, she was found to have a rare form of anemia, i.e., Heinz body hemolytic anemia. She was advised for splenectomy and started on medications. Following the procedure, her Hb started to rise to 9.6 g/dl and reached to 13.8 in the following months.

How to cite this article:
Padma V, Nair AB, Bhaskar S S. Heinz body hemolytic anemia.J Appl Hematol 2022;13:103-106

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Padma V, Nair AB, Bhaskar S S. Heinz body hemolytic anemia. J Appl Hematol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];13:103-106
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