Type of disease: Rare conditions
Shwachman-Diamond syndrome is an inherited condition that affects many parts of the body, particularly the bone marrow, pancreas, and skeletal system. About 90% of cases of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome are caused by mutations in the SBDS gene. In cases where no SBDS mutation is found, the cause of this disorder is unknown. This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment may include enzyme and vitamin supplementation, blood and/or platelet transfusion, administration of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), and/or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.