sideroblastic anemia

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Noun1.sideroblastic anemia - refractory anemia characterized by sideroblasts in the bone marrow
refractory anaemia, refractory anemia - any of various anemic conditions that are not successfully treated by any means other than blood transfusions (and that are not associated with another primary disease)
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Coarse stipplings are clinically significant and indicates impaired haemoglobin synthesis as seen in megaloblastic anaemia, thalassemias, sideroblastic anaemias and lead poisoning [14,41].
In terms of aetiology, microcytic anaemias are usually associated with iron deficiency, thalassemias, sideroblastic anaemia and anaemia of chronic inflammation (20% of cases).
The sideroblastic anaemias are a heterogenous group of disorders with the unique characteristic of amorphous iron deposits in erythroblast mitochondria (1).