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What problems can Fanconi anemia (FA) cause?

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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 unusual skin coloring.

Heart and kidneys problems are also common in children with FA. In adults, it may make you get head, neck, gastrointestinal, and gynecological cancers at a much earlier age than most people.

Nearly everyone with FA eventually have bone marrow failure. Most men and half of the women with FA are unable have children. People with FA are more likely to get hydrocephalus, or fluid on the brain.

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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