Sideroblastic anemia

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 18 Jul 2019

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.

Pathology

Etiology
Congenital
Acquired

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: photo - ring sideroblasts
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