Diamond-Blackfan anemia, Blackfan-Diamond syndrome

(dī′(ă-)mŏnd-blak′fan″ )

[Louis Klein Diamond, Ukrainian-born U.S. pediatrician, 1902-1999; Kenneth Daniel Blackfan, U.S. pediatrician, 1883-1941]
A rare, severe normochromic macrocytic anemia of neonates and infants in which vitamin B12 and folate levels are normal or elevated and reticulocytosis is inadequately low.

TREATMENT
The anemia may respond to corticosteroid therapy or may require repeated transfusions.

SYN: SEE: congenital hypoplastic anemia; SEE: erythroblastopenia; SEE: erythrogenesis imperfecta

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