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The sideroblastic anemias are a group of blood disorders in which the body has enough iron but is unable to use it to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. As a result, iron accumulates in the mitochondria of red blood cells, giving a ringed appearance to the nucleus ringed sideroblast.
There are three categories of sideroblastic anemias: The signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe, and include fatigue, breathing difficulties, and weakness.
Enlargement of the liver or spleen may also occur. In severe cases, the increased levels of iron in the blood may lead to heart disease, liver damage, and kidney failure.
The sideroblastic anemias are characterized by fatigue, breathing difficulties, and feelings of weakness. On exertion, persons with this disorder may feel angina-like chest pains. The more common forms of anemia are caused by iron deficiencies in the blood. People with sideroblastic anemias have abnormally high levels of iron and iron-containing substances in the blood serum. In some cases, the mucous membranes and the skin of hands and arms of persons with sideroblastic anemia may look pale, often lemon-yellow colored.
Rarely, a brownish red discoloration caused by bleeding under the skin may occur. Enlargement of the spleen splenomegaly or liver hepatomegaly are other symptoms of these disorders. Hereditary sideroblastic anemia is the result of a defect in an X-linked recessive gene. The defective gene is located on the X chromosome Xp X-linked sideroblastic anemia usually becomes apparent at some point during the first three decades of life.
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Chromosomes, which are present in the nucleus of human cells, carry the genetic information for each individual. Human body cells normally have 46 chromosomes. Pairs of human chromosomes are numbered from 1 through 22 and the sex chromosomes are designated X xdalah Y.
Males have one X and one Y chromosome and females have two X chromosomes. Chromosomes are further sub-divided into many bands that are numbered. The numbered bands specify the location of the siderolastik of genes that are present on each chromosome. X-linked recessive genetic disorders are conditions caused by an abnormal gene on the X chromosome.
Females have two X chromosomes but one of the X chromosomes is turned off and all of the genes on that chromosome are inactivated. Females who have a disease gene present on one of their X chromosomes are carriers for that disorder.
A male has one X chromosome and if he inherits an X chromosome that contains a disease gene, he will develop the disease. Males with X-linked disorders pass the disease gene to all of their daughters, who will be carriers. A male cannot pass an X-linked gene to his sons because males always pass their Y chromosome instead of their X chromosome to male offspring.
Acquired sideroblastic anemia is the result of prolonged exposure to certain toxic substances or drugs, or an unpleasant effect of other disorders such as immune disorders, granulomatous disease, tumors, or metabolic disorders.
Hereditary sideroblastic anemia affects both men and women, but is more common among males. The onset of this form of the disorder usually occurs before age 30, although cases have been diagnosed in patients over 70 years of age.
Acquired sideroblastic anemia is more often seen among older patients of either sex, usually at age 65 or older.
However, patients have been diagnosed in their mids. In addition to the forms of sideroblastic anemia described above, there are several additional types or subtypes that are extremely rare. Thalassemia minor and major are two hereditary anemias. Thalassemia minor is the milder form of the two. It is characterized by a marked increase in F hemoglobin and decreased synthesis of the beta polypeptide chains in the hemoglobin molecule.
Symptoms include a decrease in the number of red blood cells, a generalized weakness, a vague feeling of malaise, indigestion and palpitations. Idiopathic hemochromatosis is a hereditary disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excess deposits of iron in the tissues, especially in the liver, pancreas, and heart, and by bronze-colored pigmentation of the skin.
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Cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes mellitus, and aadalah bone and joint changes may also occur. Suspicion of an occurrence of sideroblastic anemia will generate blood studies including staining of the red ajemia cells to determine if the characteristic ringed sideroblasts are present in the mitochondria.
Biochemical analyses may be conducted to determine the level of an enzyme essential to siderohlastik, delta-aminolevulinic synthetase. Treatment depends on the cause of the sideroblastic anemia. If the disorder is acquired, the responsible agent must be identified and avoided. To remove excess iron from the body of someone with sideroblastic anemia, the drug desferrioxamine Desferal is infused under the skin subcutaneously or injected into a muscle intramuscularoften with good results.
Desferrioxamine binds excess iron and promotes its excretion from the body. Information on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. All studies anekia U.
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General Discussion The sideroblastic anemias are a group of blood disorders in which the body has enough iron but is unable to use it to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. Causes Hereditary sideroblastic anemia is ahemia result of a defect in an X-linked recessive gene.
As the name suggests, the cause of idiopathic sideroblastic anemia is anemai known. Affected Populations Hereditary sideroblastic anemia affects both men sideroblasstik women, but is more common among males. Related Disorders In addition to the forms of sideroblastic anemia described above, there are several additional types or subtypes that are extremely rare. Diagnosis Suspicion of an occurrence of sideroblastic anemia will generate blood studies including staining of the red blood cells to determine if the characteristic ringed sideroblasts are present in the mitochondria.
Standard Therapies Treatment Treatment depends on the cause of the sideroblastic anemia. Vitamin B6 pyridoxine therapy may be helpful in some cases. Investigational Therapies Information on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. Box Bethesda, MD Phone: The genetics of inherited sideroblastic anemias.
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