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How is Fanconi anemia (FA) treated?

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FA is a genetic condition that prevents your bone marrow from working making healthy blood cells. It can lead to different problems, including mental impairment, skeletal issues, and heart and kidney problems. Possible treatments include:

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Androgen therapy, which uses a male hormone to help your body make more blood cells
  • Growth factors, man-made substances that stimulate blood cell growth
  • Surgery for physical problems and digestive issues
  • Gene therapy to replace the defective FA gene with a normal copy

From: What Is Fanconi Anemia? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 15, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/15/2018

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus: “Fanconi anemia.”

Faconi Canada: The Canadian Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Fanconi Anemia.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How is Fanconi Anemia Treated?” and "Fanconi Anemia."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 15, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus: “Fanconi anemia.”

Faconi Canada: The Canadian Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Fanconi Anemia.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How is Fanconi Anemia Treated?” and "Fanconi Anemia."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 15, 2018

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