Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare, inherited blood disorder that causes your bone marrow to stop making enough new blood cells for your body to work normally. It can also cause your bone marrow to make many abnormal blood cells, which can lead to serious health problems, such as cancer. FA can affect many of your body's organs, tissues, and systems. Children who inherit FA are at higher risk of being born with birth defects. People with FA are at higher risk for some cancers and other serious health problems. As an inherited disease, children can be tested if one of their brothers or sisters has the disease.
Other symptoms of FA are related to physical and mental development:
Symptoms of adult FA in women include:
Symptoms of adult FA in men: