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X-linked sideroblastic anemia

X-linked sideroblastic anemia: Introduction

X-linked sideroblastic anemia: X-linked sideroblastic anemia is a rare inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal deposits of iron in the red blood cells which makes them unable to function properly. The body continues to absorb more iron from digesting food in order to try and correct the problem but this simply leads to excessive iron being deposited in body tissues as the it can't use the iron properly. The severity of the condition is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of X-linked sideroblastic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of X-linked sideroblastic anemia

Treatments for X-linked sideroblastic anemia

  • Copper - possibly used for related copper deficiency
  • Vitamin B6 - possibly used for related vitamin B6 deficiency
  • Identify and treat underlying condition. Iron supplementation, vitamin C supplements are also usually advised in order to increase iron absorption
  • Vitamin B6 to prevent iron overload in mild cases. Severe cases may require blood transfusion and desferrioxamine treatment to remove excess iron
  • Treatment of sideroblastic anemia varies depending on the underlying cause. Treatments include:
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Prognosis for X-linked sideroblastic anemia

Prognosis for X-linked sideroblastic anemia: The prognosis is good as long as iron overload is avoided.

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X-linked sideroblastic anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that X-linked sideroblastic anemia, or a subtype of X-linked sideroblastic anemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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