[A microcytic sideroblastic anemia successfully treated with B6 vitamin].Rev Med Interne. 2019 Jul; 40(7):462-465.RM
Sideroblastic anemia is a rare cause of microcytic anemia, which is characterized by ring sideroblasts on bone marrow aspirate. This anemia can be congenital or acquired.
We report the case of an alcoholic 49-year-old man who presented with a severe microcytic sideroblastic anemia related to pyridoxine (B6 vitamin) deficiency. Acid folic deficiency was associated. The blood count normalized within one month after vitamin supplementation.
Pyridoxine deficiency must be sought in sideroblastic anemia in patients at risk.