Fanconi anemia

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  • Savior Siblings Research Paper

    Savior Siblings I have chosen to write my research paper on the topic of savior siblings. A savior sibling is the selection of an embryo that can be used as a potential source of donor organs or cells for an older brother or sister with a life-threatening medical condition. These medical conditions mostly consist of cancer or Fanconi anemia. Fanconi anemia is a condition that affects many parts of the body, mostly bone marrow. This topic first became popular after Jodi Picoult’s novel, My Sister’s Keeper, was published in 2004. The novel is about a 10-year-old girl who sues her parents for medical freedom after she is expected to donate her kidney to her older sister, who is dying of leukemia. The subject of savior siblings is a very debatable one that many already suffering families have to face. When doing some research, I noticed that recent studies have shown that when a child is created to simply…

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  • Fanconi Anemia Research Paper

    Fanconi Anemia (FA) is a largely misunderstood and currently incurable genetic blood disease, affecting one out of every 131,000 births annually. Some of the disease’s early symptoms are vague and may be misdiagnosed as something as common as the flu. Florida State University’s head coach, Jimbo Fisher, and his wife, Candi, spent the last several years becoming highly acquainted with the rare blood disease after their youngest son, Ethan, was diagnosed with FA about four years ago at the age of…

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  • Neutropenia Case Study

    One summer after a family swimming adventure, Vaniya had shown signs of an illness that could not be contained at home. After numerous phone calls and visits to her pediatrician, the mutual decision was made to take her to the E.R. Somewhere around the fourteenth or fifteenth hour, frustration was rearing it 's ugly head just around the corner, when finally the doctor came in and said that they were going to admit her into the hospital. The diagnosis was Neutropenia with no known…

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  • Essay On Raynaud's Disease

    your blood circulation, or the blood vessels in your fingers and toes. We’ve dug into the common causes for cold digits and when they might be cause for concern. Common Causes of Cold Fingers and Toes • Dehydration If you’re adequately hydrated, water will trap heat and release it slowly, keeping your body temperature in a comfortable zone. With less water, your body is more sensitive to extreme temperatures. Water warms you up another way as well. It helps power your metabolism, and a sluggish…

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  • An Essay On Thalassemia In Children

    There are many people in the world who carry a blood disorder and may not even know they carry the disease until they have children who have it. An estimated one in twenty people in Malaysia carry the disease known as thalassemia, and while there may only be 200,000 cases of thalassemia per year in the United States, the disease is much more prevalent in the Eastern side of the world. There are several types of thalassemia, and the disease is also known as Cooley’s anemia or Mediterranean…

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Case Studies Answers

    Interview: Sickle cell anemia (SCD) is a special form of anemia which is inherited from the parents to the sons, and in which the shape of red blood cells (RBCs) is changed, usually the red blood cells is shaped like round discs, but in sickle cell anemia the red blood cells are shaped like crescent moons, or sickles that leads to the not enough healthy red blood cells which become unable to carry adequate amount of oxygen to the different body organs. Normally the red blood cells are round and…

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  • Sickle Baby Observation

    The average life expectancy for females with sickle cell anemia is 48 years. Since both my client’s parents has the sickle cell gene, 25 percent of infants with both parents having the gene will inherit it. Statistics showed that the intake of vitamins E and D, folate, calcium, and fiber as %DRI was lower for children of all ages; also, they are the nutrients of most concern. The Intake of vitamin C, protein, vitamin B-12, riboflavin, and magnesium becomes lower and lower with age. Infants…

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  • Personal Narrative: Ollie's Life

    Death is a supernatural physical loss of an individual’s soul. A vast majority of individuals experience death in different ways. In other words, death can come slowly and painfully, or quickly and painlessly. Three years ago, my cousin, Ollie Green, died of sickle cell anemia. Ollie’s life could be described as the process of baking a cake. When I received the news of his death, my perfectly prepared cake was now burnt and destroyed. A correlation of contradicting emotions suppressed my mind.…

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  • Common Signs And Symptoms And Risk Factors For Anemia

    In other words, anemia may be stimulated by malnutrition, family history of anemia, alcoholism, strict vegan diet, intestinal disorders that affect nutrient absorption of the body, exposure to toxic chemicals, anemia in women during childbearing years, race, and chronic diseases. Signs and Symptoms Fatigue and weakness are the signs of mild anemia. The other signs include pasty or sallow complexion or no color in the palms, gums, nails beds, and lining of eyelids. People who are weak, get…

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  • Haemoglobinopathies

    haemoglobinopathies are discussed. Thalassaemia syndromes: α thalassaemia to put simply is when α-globin chain synthesis is reduced or absent (Metcalfe, Barrow-Stewart and Campbell 2007). It is characterized with low haemoglobin level, MCH and MCV. Clinically significant types of alpha thalassaemia are the hemoglobin Bart hydrops fetalis syndrome or Hb Bart syndrome and the HbH disease. Individuals with HbH disease (belongs to α+ thalassaemia sub group) will often show mild to moderate aneamia,…

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