Sideroblastic anemia: Introduction
Sideroblastic anemia: Sideroblastic anemia is a blood disorder where 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. The condition may be inherited, acquired or secondary.
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Symptoms of Sideroblastic anemia
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Treatments for Sideroblastic anemia
- Varies depending on underlying cause. Blood transfusions may be required in severe cases
- 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
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Causes of Sideroblastic anemia
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Prognosis for Sideroblastic anemia
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Definitions of Sideroblastic anemia:
A myelodysplastic syndrome characterized mainly by dysplasia of the erythroid series. Refractory anemia is uncommon. It is primarily a disease of older adults. The median survival exceeds 5 years. (WHO, 2001) -- 2003
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Refractory anemia characterized by sideroblasts in the bone marrow
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Sideroblastic anemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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