National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
It is possible that the main title of the report Fanconi Anemia is not the name you expected.
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare genetic disorder, in the category of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. Half the patients are diagnosed prior to age 10, while about 10 % are diagnosed as adults. Early diagnoses are facilitated in patients with birth defects, such as small size, abnormal thumbs and/or radial bones, skin pigmentation, small heads, small eyes, abnormal kidney structures, and cardiac and skeletal anomalies. The disorder is often associated with a progressive deficiency of all bone marrow production of blood cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Affected individuals have an increased risk of developing a cancer of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow called acute myeloid leukemia (AML), or tumors of the head, neck, skin, gastrointestinal system, or genital tract. FA occurs equally in males and females, and is found in all ethnic groups. It is usually inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, but X-linked inheritance has also been reported.
There are several subtypes of FA that result from the inheritance of two gene mutations in each of 15 different genes. Most of the subtypes share the characteristic symptoms and findings.
FA is not related to the same as Fanconi syndrome, a rare kidney functional disorder.
Canadian Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
- PO Box 38157
- Ontario, M5N 3A9
- Tel: 4164896393
- Fax: 4164896393
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.fanconicanada.org
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.
- 1801 Willamette St
- Suite 200
- Eugene, OR 97401
- Tel: (541)687-4658
- Fax: (541)687-0548
- Tel: (800)828-4891
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.fanconi.org/
- PO Box 905
- Hants, PO1 9JG
- United Kingdom
- Tel: 4408452712811
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.fanconihope.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
International Fanconi Anemia Registry
- Rockefeller University
- c/o Arleen Auerbach Ph.D.
- New York, NY 10021
- Tel: (212)327-8000
- Fax: (212)327-7974
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://lab.rockefeller.edu/smogorzewska/ifar/
Let Them Hear Foundation
- 1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
- East Palo Alto, CA 94303
- Tel: (650)462-3174
- Fax: (650)462-3144
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.letthemhear.org
March of Dimes
- 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
- White Plains, NY 10605
- Tel: (914)997-4488
- Fax: (914)997-4763
- Email: AskUs@marchofdimes.org or email@example.com
- Website: http://www.marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
- P.O. Box 30105
- Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
- Tel: (301)592-8573
- Fax: (301)251-1223
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ~ Hematology Branch
- 10 Center Dr, Building 10-CRC
- 3-5140, MSC-1202
- Bethesda, MD 20892-1202
- Tel: (301)496-5093
- Fax: (301)496-8396
- Tel: (800)644-2337
- Email: YoungNS@mail.nih.gov
- Website: http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/labs/hb/index.asp
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Last Updated: 1/14/2013
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