Anemia with stippling of erythrocytes – Medicine MCQ

Anemia with stippling of erythrocytes is seen commonly in which metal toxicity?
A. Lead
B. Mercury
C. Manganese
D. Arsenic

Correct answer: D. Arsenic

Arsenic toxicity:

  • Mee’s lines – not specific, also seen in thallium poisoning.
  • Anemia with stippling of erythrocytes.
  • Occasionally, pancytopenia and aplastic anemia can develop.

Basophilic stippling is seen in Lead toxicity.

Ref: Harrison’s 20th edition, page 3220

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