Sideroblastic anaemia with iron overload presenting as an arthropathy

M. A. Fitzcharles, J. R. Kirwan, B. T. Colvin, H. L.F. Currey

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We report on 2 patients with sideroblastic anaemia and secondary iron overload whose presenting symptom was an arthropathy of small and large joints. One patient had marked spinal symptoms which were severe enough to suggest ankylosing spondylitis, and the pattern of arthritis in the other resembled seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. We believe these to be the first cases described of an arthropathy associated with iron overload secondary to sideroblastic anaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982


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