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Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that is also associated with birth defects or abnormal features. With proper care and treatment, people with DBA can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do.

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Signs, diagnosis, treatments, and causes.

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Corticosteroids, blood transfusion, and stem cell transplant.

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You can call the DBA nurse at 1-877-DBA-NURSE (1-877-322-6877), the nurse at one of the DBA centers near you, or the DBA Foundation at 716-674-2818.


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