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Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6

Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6: Introduction

Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6: 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. Type 6 is caused by a defect on the RPL5 gene located on chromosome 1p22.1. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6 is available below.

Symptoms of Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6

Treatments for Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6

  • 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 6: Complications

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Causes of Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6

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Prognosis for Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6

Prognosis for Diamond-Blackfan anemia 6: 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.

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