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Prevalence and distribution of ringed sideroblasts in primary myelodysplastic syndromes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6841648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to determine the prevalence and percentage distribution of ringed sideroblasts in primary myelodysplastic syndromes, the results of Prussian blue staining were analysed in 133 cases. Ringed sideroblasts ranging from 1 to 86% of cells were found in 76 (57%) cases. The cases of primary myelodysplastic syndrome corresponding to the group entitled "acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia" had between 21 and 86% ringed sideroblasts; these were also found in 40% (26/65) cases corresponding to refractory anaemia with excess of blasts. Seven of the 22 cases having morphological features of refractory anaemia with excess of blasts in transformation had ringed sideroblasts. It would appear that cases of acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia have at least 20% ringed sideroblasts; they also seem to occur frequently in refractory anaemia with excess of blasts.
S K Juneja; M Imbert; F Sigaux; H Jouault; C Sultan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  566-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Aplastic / pathology
Anemia, Sideroblastic / pathology
Bone Marrow / pathology*
Bone Marrow Diseases / pathology*
Cytoplasmic Granules / pathology
Erythroblasts / pathology
Erythrocyte Count
Erythrocytes, Abnormal / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ferrocyanides; 14038-43-8/ferric ferrocyanide

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