Sideroblastic anemias (SA) are described as a heterogeneous group of anemias. There are three general types of SA, acquired, idiopathic, and hereditary. Regardless of the type of pathogenic mechanism, all types of sideroblastic anemias are characterized by:
- Increases in total body iron
- The presence of ringed sideroblasts in bone marrow.
- Presence of microcytic, hypochromic RBC’s.
- Decreased MCH and MCHC values.
- Decreased Retic count.