sideroblastic anaemia


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Related to sideroblastic anaemia: megaloblastic anaemia, Anaemia of chronic disease
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Noun1.sideroblastic anaemia - 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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By using new technologies developed by the Human Genome Project, the molecular analysis team succeeded in defining a genomic region, which was suspected to inhabit the gene responsible for congenital sideroblastic anaemia in these families.
Later, the researchers identified 10 additional causal mutations of this gene in other unexplained cases of congenital sideroblastic anaemia, and also showed a direct role of the gene in haemoglobin synthesis in zebra fish.
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.