[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.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, Blackfan-Diamond Syndrome." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754670/all/Diamond_Blackfan_anemia__Blackfan_Diamond_syndrome.
Diamond-Blackfan anemia, Blackfan-Diamond syndrome. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754670/all/Diamond_Blackfan_anemia__Blackfan_Diamond_syndrome. Accessed June 17, 2019.
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