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Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia

Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia: Introduction

Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia: Drug-induced sideroblastic anemia is a blood disorder caused by drugs such as cycloserine, isoniazid and ethanol. The body has sufficient iron levels but is unable to utilise it properly in red blood cells. The iron becomes abnormally deposited in red blood cells which make them unable to function properly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia

Treatments for Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia

  • Cease taking the drug. Dietary supplements e.g. vitamin B6. Severe cases may require therapy such as blood transfusions
  • 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 causative 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
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Prognosis for Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia

Prognosis for Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia: The condition usually responds well to treatment.

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  1. Drug-induced Sideroblastic anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
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  8. Prognosis
 

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