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Sideroblastic anaemia in adult coeliac disease
  1. A. M. Dawson,
  2. C. D. Holdsworth,
  3. C. S. Pitcher


    Anaemia due to pyridoxine deficiency has not previously been described in adult coeliac disease. The patient described here had a sideroblastic bone marrow showing the characteristic perinuclear rings of iron-containing granules and biochemical evidence of pyridoxine deficiency. These changes disappeared completely when the patient was put on a gluten-free diet.

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