Diamond-Blackfan anemia 3




Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a congenital erythroid aplasia that usually presents in infancy. DBA patients have low red blood cell counts (anemia). The rest of their blood cells (the platelets and the white blood cells) are normal. A variety of other congenital abnormalities may also occur.


  • Growth retardation
  • Failure of sexual maturation
  • Decreased activity
  • Low birth weight
  • Infant pallor
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Red blood cell deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Infant weakness
  • Sluggish infant
  • Snub nose
  • Widely spaced eyes
  • Prominent upper lip
  • Vertebral fusion
  • Webbed neck
  • Shortened neck
  • Rigid neck
  • Protruding shoulder blades
  • Deformed hand