Bone marrow nonneoplastic
Noninfectious systemic disorders
Copper deficiency

Topic Completed: 1 December 2006

Minor changes: 8 August 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Bone marrow copper deficiency

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Copper deficiency. website. Accessed January 22nd, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Oral copper gluconate
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Extensive vacuolation of erythroid precursors

Vacuoles in erythroid precursors

Vacuoles in immature granulocytes

Vacuoles in myelocyte and basophilic normoblast

Cytoplasmic vacuoles in two pronormoblasts

Sideroblasts (Prussian blue)

Pelger-Hu√ęt nuclear anomaly

Peripheral smear images

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Dimorphic RBCs

More pronounced anisopoikilocytosis

Differential diagnosis
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