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Fanconi anaemia


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(fan-koh-niz)

an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by severe aplastic anaemia and an increased predisposition to malignancy. It also causes mental retardation, poor growth, skeletal abnormalities, and kidneys of an unusual shape or in an unusual position. [G. Fanconi (1892–1979), Swiss paediatrician]

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