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Condition

Pediatric Anemia (Fanconi)

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.

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Patients in need of highly-specialized BMT therapy can expect compassionate care and innovative treatment from our specially-trained team.

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