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Anaemias

Anaemia is a reduced red blood cell count. There can be many reasons for anaemia including: iron deficiency, loss of blood due to injury or heavy menses, hereditary conditions, autoimmune conditions, a history of recieving radiation or chemotherapy, and for reasons unknown.

A correct diagnosis of the specific type of anaemia is required to ensure the optimal treatment is given.

Fanconi anaemia

A rare inherited (genetic) disease with: physical defects, progressive bone marrow failure, frail chromosomes and cancer susceptibility.

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Aplastic anaemia

Aplastic anaemia is a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce enough blood cells. This happens because the normal blood forming cells (stem cells) are replaced by abnormal fat cells.

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Diamond Blackfan Anaemia

Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that occurs when the bone marrow fails to make enough red blood cells.

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