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What can you tell me about fanconi anemia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Very serious: This is a family of autosomal recessive genetic disorders involving defective DNA repair. The diagnosis can only be made by a subspecialty genetics lab, and a majority eventually develop leukemia; there is also a much greater tendency to develop other solid organ cancers.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is fanconi anemia?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Low blood production: Fa is an inherited disorder of blood cell production. It usually develops slowly over years. The blood counts are abnormal, and this be treated with medications or bone marrow transplant. These patients will also have a tendency to develop certain cancers. Fa patients can be short and have skeletal abnormalities, commonly abnormal thumbs.
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How can you tell if you have anemia ?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST: Will determine if you are anemic.

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