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Pediatric Fanconi Anemia

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Key points about Fanconi anemia in children

  • Fanconi anemia is a very rare genetic condition.
  • A child with this condition may have physical abnormalities, bone marrow failure, organ defects, and a higher chance of developing some cancers.
  • Treatment may require many different medical specialists. 
  • Stem cell transplants offer the only cure for Fanconi anemia.
  • Close monitoring, frequent exams including cancer screenings, and genetic counseling are important parts of care.

Prevention and Risk Assessment

  • What is Fanconi anemia in children?
  • What causes Fanconi anemia in a child?
  • Which children are at risk for Fanconi anemia?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?

Diagnosis

  • How is Fanconi anemia diagnosed in a child?
  • What are the symptoms of Fanconi anemia in a child?

Treatments

  • How is Fanconi anemia treated in a child?
  • What are possible complications of Fanconi anemia in a child?
  • How can I help my child live with Fanconi anemia?
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