Sideroblastic anemia pyridoxine-refractory autosomal recessive
Other Names for this Disease
- Pyridoxine refractory sideroblastic anemia
- Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
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- What is sideroblastic anemia pyridoxine-refractory autosomal recessive?
- What are the signs and symptoms of sideroblastic anemia pyridoxine-refractory autosomal recessive?
- What causes sideroblastic anemia pyridoxine-refractory autosomal recessive?
- How might sideroblastic anemia pyridoxine-refractory autosomal recessive be treated?
In sideroblastic anemia pyridoxine-refractory autosomal recessive the anemia generally remains stable over many years. However, in some individuals there is an unexplained progression of the anemia over time.
A few small studies have described the use of allogenic bone marrow or stem cell transplantation for hereditary and congenital forms of sideroblastic anemia. While these therapies may offer the possibility of a cure, the complications associated with transplantation surgery must be considered.
All patients with sideroblastic anemia should be followed by a hematologist and avoid alcohol.
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