Diamond Blackfan Anaemia is a blood disorder that is very rare and is most commonly found in children within the first year after birth. It usually happens when there are not enough red cells being produced to carry oxygen to the other cells of the body. Most of these cells die before developing in these children.
HOW IS DIAMOND-BLACKFAN ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
A condition of hematology, the diagnosis can be made with a complete blood count. Genetic screenings as well as bone marrow biopsy can be conducted to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS DIAMOND-BLACKFAN ANEMIA TREATED?
DBA patients can live long and healthy lives with appropriate medical treatment. The two most common forms of treatment are blood transfusion therapy and corticosteroid medication. Some DBA patients are in remission and need no medical treatment. Other DBA patients may choose to undergo the risky procedure of a stem cell transplant.
DID YOU KNOW?
The symptoms of this condition include pale skin, drowsiness, heart murmur and others.