Franklin O. Smith, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Severe aplastic anemia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know about severe aplastic anemia Are you sure your patient has severe aplastic anemia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Aplastic anemia is a rare and potentially fatal disorder that is defined by pancytopenia with a hypocellular bone marrow. Aplastic anemia is a heterogeneous disease, with great…

Fanconi anemia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Fanconi Anemia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare, recessive (autosomal and X-linked) genetic disease that is characterized by the triad of congenital anomalies, bone marrow failure and a predisposition to cancer, most notably acute…

Diamond-Blackfan anemia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Diamond-Blackfan Anemia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare disease characterized by congential pure red cell aplasia, congenital anomalies and a predisposition to cancer. Anemia: While anemia is frequently present at birth, hydrops fetalis is…

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