Diamond-Blackfan anemia associated with beta-thalassemia trait

Tavil B., Cetin M., Kuskonmaz B. B., Gumruk F.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.81, no.3, pp.214-215, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ajh.20530
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-215
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


A 14-month-old boy was referred to our hospital for evaluation of severe anemia. In the bone marrow aspiration smear, normal cellularity with severe erythroblastopenia (3%) was observed. The hemoglobin electrophoresis of the patient and his father were compatible with the beta-thalassemia trait. Because macrocytosis of Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is masked by microcytosis of beta-thalassemia trait, the diagnosis of DBA co-existing with beta-thalassemia trait might be challenging. We report herein a case of DBA co-existing with beta-thalassemia trait in a Turkish boy.