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Anemia, Blackfan Diamond

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Anemia, Congenital Pure Red Cell
  • Aplasia, Congenital Pure Red Cell
  • Congenital Hypoplastic Anemia
  • Aase Syndrome
  • DBA
  • BDA
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Erythrogenesis Imperfecta
  • Inherited Erythroblastopenia
  • Hypoplastic Congenital Anemia
  • Aase-Smith II Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Blackfan-Diamond anemia (BDA) is a rare blood disorder that is caused by a failure of the bone marrow to generate enough red blood cells. It is characterized by deficiency of red blood cells at birth (congenital hypoplastic anemia) as well as slow growth, abnormal weakness and fatigue, paleness of the skin, characteristic facial abnormalities, protruding shoulder blades (scapulae), webbing or abnormal shortening of the neck due to fusion of certain bones in the spine (cervical vertebrae), hand deformities, congenital heart defects, and/or other abnormalities. The symptoms and physical findings associated with Blackfan-Diamond Anemia vary greatly from case to case.

Resources

Diamond Blackfan Anemia Registry
Schneider Children's Hospital,
269-01 76th Avenue, Rm 255
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
USA
Tel: (718)470-3610
Fax: (718)470-4321
Tel: (888)884-3227
Email: eatsidaf@lij.edu
Internet: http://dbar.org/

DBA-UK
71-73 Main Street
Palterton
Chesterfield, S44 6UR
United Kingdom
Tel: 0845 094 1548
Email: info@diamondblackfan.org.uk
Internet: http://www.diamondblackfan.org.uk

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
Tel: (301)592-8573
Fax: (301)251-1223
Email: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

For a Complete Report

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The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

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This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

Last Updated:  9/23/2007
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