Doctors for Fanconi Anemia in Club Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Fanconi Anemia is an extremely rare genetic disease that affects the bone marrow. Patients suffering from Fanconi Anemia have a reduced production of all types of blood cells. It is caused by an abnormal gene that damages cells, which prevents them from repairing damaged DNA. Symptoms are:
• Abnormal heart, lungs and digestive tract
• Bone problems
• Changes in skin colour
• Deafness due to abnormal ears
• Abnormal kidney function
• Short height
• Small heads, genitals and testicles
HOW IS FANCONI ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
The condition is diagnosed early in life as there are some very prominent symptoms such as low birth weight, bone defects, eye or ear disorders, skin discoloration and congenital heart issues. These problems when investigated with a chromosome breakage test will help in identifying the condition.
HOW IS FANCONI ANEMIA TREATED?
Treatment of FA involves treating the symptoms as there is no cure for FA as such. Addressing anaemia and other prominent symptoms is essential here. Surgery may be required to correct birth defects. Blood marrow or stem cell transplants are required in case of an extremely advanced stage of FA.
DID YOU KNOW?
Prenatal screening is also done in case of a family history of Fanconi Anemia