Diamond-Blackfan Anemia DBA

Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Facts:
    Congenital pure red cell aplasia
    Presents in first 3 months of life
  • History / PE:
    Pallor in the neonatal period
    Webbed neck
    Short stature
    Cleft lip
    Shielded chest
    Triphalangeal thumbs
  • Diagnosis:
    Normocytic/marcocytic anemia
    WBCs /platelets normal
  • Treatment:
    Transfusion therapy
  • Notes:
    Also see webbed neck in Turner's syndrome
  • See Also:
    Fanconi's Anemia

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July 14th 2010