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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The sideroblastic anaemias are a heterogenous group of disorders with the unique characteristic of amorphous iron deposits in erythroblast mitochondria (1).
Consumption of over 80g ethanol a day will lead directly to sideroblastic anaemias (1).
Siderocytes had been noted on prior blood film examinations but it was not until this time that alcoholism was suggested as a cause, and that sideroblastic anaemia could be present in this patient.