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Sideroblastic anemia

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* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Anemia sideroblastic
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Overview


Sideroblastic anemia is a heterogeneous group of blood disorders characterized by an impaired ability of the bone marrow to produce normal red blood cells. The iron inside red blood cells is inadequately used to make hemoglobin, despite adequate or increased amounts of iron. Abnormal red blood cells called sideroblasts are found in the blood of people with these anemias.[1] Sideroblastic anemias are classified as hereditary, acquired, and reversible.[2][3]
Last updated: 12/9/2009

References

  1. Escott-Stump S. Nutrition and Diagnosis-Related Care. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007;
  2. Ferri F. Anemia, Sideroblastic. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2010, 1st ed. . Elsevier; 2009;
  3. Anemias, Sideroblastic. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Anemias%2C%20Sideroblastic. Accessed 12/9/2009.
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