How is Pearson syndrome differentiated from Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS)?

Updated: Nov 17, 2020
  • Author: Antoinette C Spoto-Cannons, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is differentiated from Pearson syndrome in that Pearson syndrome is characterized by vacuolated erytropoietic precursors, pancreatic fibrosis (rather than fatty replacement of pancreatic tissue), and a lack of skeletal abnormalities.

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