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Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia

Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia: Introduction

Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia: A rare disorder where iron is transported into a developing blood cells but because it is unable to be used, it builds up within the cell and tends to stop it from developing into a fully functioning red blood cell. Thus anemia can occur despite adequate or even high iron levels. Acquired cases can occur on exposure to excess alcohol, lead and drugs or can occur to nutritional problems involving a deficiency of folic acid or copper or an excess of zinc. The condition can also be caused by conditions such as kidney problems, endocrine dysfunction, metabolic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and leukemia. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia is available below.

Symptoms of Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia

Treatments for Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia

  • Treatment of sideroblastic anemia varies depending on the underlying cause. Treatments include:
    • Investigation and treatment of underlying causes, including removal of toxic agents and cessation of certain drugs where possible
    • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) - effective in many acquired and some congenital forms of the disease
    • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) - may be useful in certain types of sideroblastic anemia
    • Folate - may reverse siderobalstic changes in some patients and should be used in conjunction with pyridoxine
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