Fanconi Anaemia

Also known as

  • Fanconi's Anaemia
  • Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi Anaemia (FA) is a rare, life-limiting inherited genetic disorder, with an incidence of about 1 in 350,000. Life expectancy is currently around 29 years.

Condition details

Fanconi Anaemia is characterized by congenital abnormalities, bone marrow failure, and cancer predisposition. The underlying cause is genomic instability resulting from the deficiency in the replication-dependent DNA interstrand crosslink repair pathway. Whilst the bone marrow failure element can be corrected through bone marrow transplantation from a well-matched donor, there is still no cure for the cancer-predisposing condition .

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Typical age range of first manifestation

  • Does not manifest in Baby
  • Does not manifest in Toddler
  • Can manifest in Child 4-10
  • Does not manifest in Child 10-18
  • Does not manifest in Adult


Affected genes identified to date

Inheritance patterns

Is Autosomal recessive

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Support groups and organisations

Mr Robert Dalgleish
Fanconi Hope
PO Box 905
Tel 0845 271 2811

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