Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of congenital dyserythropoietic anemia?

The most common symptoms of congenital dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA) include:

  • fatigue
  • jaundice
  • pale skin (pallor)
  • enlarged spleen or liver 
  • formation of gallstones  
  • skeletal abnormalities, including missing fingers and toes 

What are the causes of CDA? 

Each of the four types of CDA is caused by a genetic defect and requires testing to isolate. It is important to understand that some symptoms of  CDA may resemble those of other more common medical problems or other blood disorders. Because some of these symptoms can also point to other conditions, and because anemia itself can be a symptom of another medical problem, it’s important to have your child evaluated by a qualified medical professional for an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.