Sideroblastic anemia

Sideroblastic anemia (also known as sideroachrestic anemia) is a rare cause of anemia characterized by the presence of ring sideroblasts rather than normal red blood cells in the bloodstream. Sideroblastic anemia is either congenital or acquired.

Clinical presentation

Symptoms and signs reflect anemia, i.e. lethargy, breathlessness, and skin pallor.



Article information

rID: 64300
System: Haematology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sideroachrestic anemia
  • Sideroachrestic anaemia
  • Sideroblastic anemias
  • Sideroblastic anaemias
  • Sideroblastic anemia

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: photo - ring sideroblasts
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