What is Fanconi anemia?


Fanconi anemia is a serious blood disorder that is characterized by the inability of the bone marrow to make enough new blood cells.
More than 50% of the people diagnosed with this disease get it before the age of 10.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Fanconi anemia are different from person to person. However, it is often characterized by a variety of physical abnormalities, which reveal themselves in early childhood. Some of the symptoms of Fanconi anemia are

  • Low birth weight
  • Gastrointestinal difficulties
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Small reproductive organs in males
  • Short stature
  • Kidney structural problems
  • Thumb and arm anomalies
  • Defects in tissues separating chambers of the heart
  • Small head
  • Small, crossed, or widely spaced eyes
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