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Evaluation of a Patient with Howell-Jolly Bodies in the Peripheral Blood Smear

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If Howell-Jolly bodies are seen in the peripheral blood smear, and if an explanation is not readily apparent, then the patient should be evaluated for the presence of the spleen and splenic function. Patients found to be hyposplenic or asplenic require special management to prevent severe, life-threatening infections.

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