Fanconi's anemia is a disease passed down through families (inherited) that mainly affects the bone marrow. It results in decreased production of all types of blood cells.
Fanconi's anemia is different from
Anemia - Fanconi's
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Fanconi's anemia is due to an abnormal gene that damages cells, which keeps them from repairing damaged DNA.
To inherit Fanconi's anemia, a person must get one copy of the abnormal gene from each parent.
The condition is usually diagnosed in children between 2 and 15 years old.