oa South African Medical Journal - A case of Fanconi's anaemia
|Article Title||A case of Fanconi's anaemia|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand, and the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Oct 1953|
|Pages||883 - 884|
|Keyword(s)||Familial syndrome, Fanconi's anaemia and Refractory hyperchromic anaemia|
A sporadic case of Fanconi's anaemia in a boy of 6 years is reported. He had a hypoplastic bone-marrow anaemia with leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. He had congenital abnormalities of his fingers and heart and an absent right kidney. There was a disturbance of pigment metabolism of his skin, with increased melanin deposition. ACTH therapy was unsuccessful. The literature is briefly reviewed.
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