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.
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