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Acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anemia

Disease definition

A rare myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) characterized by ineffective hemopoiesis affecting one or more blood cell lineages (myeloid, erythroid or megakaryocytic) leading to peripheral blood cytopenias and an increased risk of developing leukaemia.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • AISA
    • Primary acquired sideroblastic anemia
    • RARS
    • Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: D64.3
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1264195
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 8249
  • MedDRA: -

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