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Diamond-Blackfan anemia

Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Introduction

Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Diamond-Blackfan anemia is a rare genetic condition where the bone marrow is unable to make sufficient red blood cells which leads low levels of red blood cells. There are eight subtypes of the condition which differ in the location of the genetic defect and the incidence of additional symptoms such as malformations. The severity of symptoms is variable but most cases are serious. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Diamond-Blackfan anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Diamond-Blackfan anemia

Treatments for Diamond-Blackfan anemia

  • Corticosteroids, blood transfusions, bone marrow transplant
  • Corticosteroids
  • Blood transfusion - used when the condition is unresponsive to steroids
  • Chelation therapy - used to prevent and treat iron overload associated with regular transfusions
  • Bone marrow transplant - sometimes used in selected patients, but has considerable risks associated with treatment
  • more treatments...»

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Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Deaths

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Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Complications

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Causes of Diamond-Blackfan anemia

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Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Diamond-Blackfan anemia

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Prognosis for Diamond-Blackfan anemia

Prognosis for Diamond-Blackfan anemia: A significant number of cases go into remission spontaneously. Treatment with steroids improves quality and duration of life. Survival into adulthood can be expected in many cases. Prognosis can be affected by complications of treatments and the presence of malformations.

Research about Diamond-Blackfan anemia

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Clinical Trials for Diamond-Blackfan anemia

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Definitions of Diamond-Blackfan anemia:

A rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy. The disease is characterized by a moderate to severe macrocytic anemia, occasional neutropenia or thrombocytosis, a normocellular bone marrow with erythroid hypoplasia, and an increased risk of developing leukemia. (Curr Opin Hematol 2000 Mar;7(2):85-94) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Diamond-Blackfan anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Diamond-Blackfan anemia, or a subtype of Diamond-Blackfan anemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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