Shock in the Setting of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia Relapse

Case Rep Cardiol. 2021 Apr 6:2021:6623119. doi: 10.1155/2021/6623119. eCollection 2021.


Adult intensivists have increasing exposure to individuals with congenital diseases surviving into adulthood. Solid knowledge bases and early recognition of the possible sequelae of congenital disorders are crucial in caring for these patients. We present a challenging case of shock and relapse of Diamond-Blackfan anemia in a 42-year-old man lost to follow-up for 18 years and highlighted the importance of healthcare transitions into adulthood and the challenges faced by health care systems to develop new strategies successfully transitioning complex pediatric patients to adult care.

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