Diamond-Blackfan anemia, Blackfan-Diamond syndrome


[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.

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

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