We report a patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type 1 with characteristic anomalies and two novel clinicopathologic presentations: intrauterine onset of severe anemia resulting in cardiac failure and relatively mild dyserythropoietic features on bone marrow aspiration in contrast to severity of anemia. After repeated transfusions and a trial of erythropoietin administration, the patient died from respiratory infection at age 7 months. Autopsy revealed characteristic dyserythropoietic features of the bone marrow by light microscopy and electron microscopy, which confirmed a diagnosis of congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type 1.
- Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia
- Congenital heart failure
- Fetal onset
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health