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Sideroblastic Anemia

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  • Posted By: buttinski
  • February 23, 2008
  • 06:01 AM

Has anyone heard of this or have it besides me? I am the only case that the Docs here in the Rogue Valley (Southern Oregon) have seen and they had to have it diognosed from a Dr in Oklahoma who has been studying it since the 60s it sounds like.Basically what it does is causes Iron to store in the tissues of your muscles like the heart,liver,pancreas and so on.The only way to get rid of it is phlebotomys.I cant eat (not supposed to eat) red meat or any vegie that is high in iron.

The only way to diognosis it is to have a bone marrow biopsy and it took 5 of them to figure it out.

any info is appriciated........Rick B

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