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March 7, 1977

Prednisone-Responsive Congenital Erythroid Hypoplasia

Author Affiliations

From the Hematology Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

JAMA. 1977;237(10):991-992. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270370063025

A 24-year-old woman had congenital hypoplastic anemia (Blackfan-Diamond syndrome). Anemia was discovered at the age of 12 months and persisted thereafter. The patient had associated congenital abnormalities of urethral stricture, hypoplastic thumb, and absent radial pulse. Her erythroid hypoplasia responded favorably to treatment with prednisone.

(JAMA 237:991-992, 1977)