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Treatments for Anemia, Sideroblastic

Treatment List for Anemia, Sideroblastic

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Anemia, Sideroblastic includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • 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
    • Copper - supplementation used when copper deficiency is identified as the underlying cause
    • Blood transfusion - for significant anemia not responsive to pyridoxine
    • Chelation therapy to prevent and treat iron overload associated with regular transfusions
    • Other treatments - cyclophosphamide, chloroquine, Coenzyme Q10 have been used with some success
    • Bone marrow transplantation has been used in selected patients

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