Doctors for Sideroblastic Anemia in Mammigatti, Hubli-Dharwad
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Sideroblastic Anemia is a blood disorder in which the amount of iron in the body is sufficient but it is unable to produce hemoglobin as a result of which it gets accumulated in the mitochondria of the red blood cells. The appearance then becomes like a ringed sideroblasts. There are three forms of this disease namely inherited, acquired and idiopathic. The symptoms caused are fatigue, weakness, enlargement of liver and difficulties in breathing.
HOW IS SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
A general physician who suspects sideroblastic anaemia based on the symptoms will ask for blood studies including staining of the red blood cells to determine if the characteristic ringed sideroblasts are present in the mitochondria. Biochemical analysis may also be required.
HOW IS SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIA TREATED?
Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. In some patients high doses of pyridoxine or vitamin B6 is known to help. In other cases, the patients may require complete blood transfusion to get relief. Desferrioxamine is also used for patients undergoing transfusions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some acute forms of Sideroblastic Anemia if not monitored appropriately can lead to acute leukemia.