* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Anemia sideroblastic
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 Sideroblastic anemias are classified as hereditary, acquired, and reversible.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.
Last updated: 12/9/2009
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