Fanconi's anemia


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Noun1.Fanconi's anemia - a rare congenital anemia characterized by pancytopenia and hypoplasia of the bone marrow
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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Nordenson, "Effect of superoxide dismutase and catalase on spontaneously occurring chromosome breaks in patients with Fanconi's anemia," Hereditas, vol.
Hematopoietic reconstitution in a patient with Fanconi's anemia by means of umbilical-cord blood from an HLA-identical sibling.
Contributors of sixteen essays disclose their experiences with genetic disabilities such as Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, genetic deafness or blindness, schizophrenia, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs Disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, fragile-X syndrome, and Fanconi's anemia. Rather than focus on the condition, the contributors concentrate on what happened to them, if they wanted to know what they had and the prognosis, and what they thought about transmitting the disease to the next generation.
IJ is representing a transplant surgeon, the California-based nonprofit bone marrow registry MoreMarrowDonors.org, and several people who are seeking donations to treat diseases such as leukemia and Fanconi's anemia. IJ argues that the compensation ban denies equal protection "by arbitrarily and irrationally treating renewable bone-marrow cells like nonrenewable solid organs such as kidneys, instead of treating them like other renewable or inexhaustible cells such as blood cells, sperm cells, and egg cells for which compensated donation is legal." Marrow typically is fitly replenished within weeks of being donated.
Fanconi's anemia (FA) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by variable congenital abnormalities, increased spontaneous and DNA cross-linker-induced chromosome instability, progressive pancytopenia, and a predisposition to leukemia and solid tumors.
Other causes of severe aplastic anemia include drugs such as chemotherapy and antibiotics; viruses, radiation, immune conditions and inherited disorders, including Fanconi's anemia.

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