We report a rare case of severe congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type 1 with fetal onset. Our patient presented with fetal hydrops from 19 weeks of gestation, requiring multiple intrauterine transfusions. At birth, she had severe hemolytic anemia with severe jaundice, and was subsequently transfusion dependent. She eventually developed severe iron overload and fulminant liver failure before her demise at 5 months of age. Genetic testing revealed a novel mutation in CDAN1.
*Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
†Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
H.-L.C.: wrote the manuscript. L.Y.L. and P.L.K.: edited the manuscript. P.L.K.: provided the photographs and micrographs.
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The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Hui-Lin Chin, MBBS, MMed (Paediatrics), MRCPCH (Singapore), Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore (e-mail: Hui-lin_Chin@nuhs.edu.sg).
Received July 29, 2017
Accepted December 13, 2017