This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of iron homeostasis||0011031|
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
Stretched and thinned heart muscle
Tiredness[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal left ventricular function||0005162|
Quivering upper heart chambers resulting in irregular heartbeat
Inability to make and keep healthy fat tissue
|Sudden cardiac death||
Premature sudden cardiac death
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Congestive heart failure||
Heart failure[ more ]
|Elevated hepatic transaminase||
High liver enzymes
|Hyperpigmentation of the skin||
Patchy darkened skin
Fluid around heart
Increased spleen size
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Hypochromic microcytic anemia||0004840|
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The differential diagnosis should include other types of inherited sideroblastic anemia and in case of macrocytic red cells in females also acquired myelodysplasia (refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts or RARS (see these terms). Most female carriers show some evidence of microcytic, hypochromic red blood cells but hematological parameters cannot be relied upon for genetic counseling purposes and DNA analysis is required
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