Many rare or uncommon diseases have iron overload or anemia as a consequence of the disease itself or the treatment (blood transfusion or iron infusion). In the formation, breakdown or function of blood cells, proteins and enzymes anemia can be mild and easily managed or severe and life-threatening.
We encourage you to learn more about these more rare diseases through the organizations established specifically to address the disease or the National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD).
- Aplastic Anemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Sideroblastic Anemia
- Hypoplastic Anemias
- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
- von Willebrand Disease
- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
- Red Cell Enzymopathies: Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) or
- Pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD)
- Atransferrinemia or hypotransferrinemia
- Aceruloplasminemia or hypoceruloplasminia
- CDAII: (congenital dyserythropoietic anemia) Also called:HEMPAS (Hereditary Erythroblastic Multi-nuclearity with Positive Acidified Serum lysis test)
THE DANGERS OF MISDIAGNOSIS
Gerry Koenig’s Story required 2 liver transplants due to misdiagnosis.