An Adult Case of Thiamine-Sensitive Megaloblastic Anemia Syndrome Accidentally Diagnosed Myelodysplastic Syndrome.J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2019 Jun; 29(6):S13-S15.JC
Thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia (TRMA) syndrome is a rare disease comprising a classic triad of megaloblastic anemia, diabetes mellitus, and early-onset sensorineural deafness. TRMA can generally be diagnosed in early childhood. Early diagnosis is important to prevent complications that may develop soon. As it is a rare disease, diagnosis may sometimes be difficult. We present a rare case of an adult patient with TRMA who had been mistakenly diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), whose anemia was corrected only after thiamine treatment was started.