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Fanconi's anemia

  • Alternative Names

    Anemia - Fanconi's


    Families with this condition can have genetic counseling to better understand their risk.

    Vaccination can reduce certain complications, including pneumococcal pneumonia, hepatitis, and varicella infections.

    Persons with Fanconi's anemia should avoid cancer-causing substances (carcinogens) and have regular check-ups to screen for cancer.


    Castro-Malaspina H, O’Reilly RJ. Aplastic anemia and related disorders. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 171.