Barbara Adler-Brecher

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to address the need for early diagnosis of Fanconi anemia (FA), an autosomal recessive chromosomal instability syndrome characterized by a unique cellular hypersensitivity to DNA cross-linking agents, such as diepoxybutane, and by a high risk of malignancies. METHODS We analyzed data from 370 FA patients enrolled(More)
We analyzed data from 388 subjects with Fanconi anemia reported to the International Fanconi Anemia Registry (IFAR). Of those, 332 developed hematologic abnormalities at a median age of 7 years (range, birth to 31 years). Actuarial risk of developing hematopoietic abnormalities was 98% (95% confidence interval, 93% to 99%) by 40 years of age. Common(More)
Fanconi anemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which affected individuals are predisposed to acute myelogenous leukemia and other malignancies. We report the results of a genetic linkage study involving 34 families enrolled in the International Fanconi Anemia Registry. A significant lod score was obtained between D20S20, an anonymous DNA segment(More)
Most patients eligible for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation will require identification of an alternate (unrelated or mismatched related) donor. We explored the transplantation outcomes for a sequential series of 54 patients undergoing haploidentical donor transplantation (HAPLO) compared to those from a control group of patients receiving(More)
Fanconi anemia is an autosomal recessive disease resulting in bone-marrow failure, phenotypical abnormalities and predisposition to malignancy. The authors reviewed 257 clinical and neuropathology results from the International Fanconi Anemia Registry at The Rockefeller University. Two patients had hydrocephalus and ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Of 15(More)
We have identified six new cases of Fanconi's anaemia (FA) who had pregnancies, and reviewed 11 others from the literature. At least 110 FA females have reached 16 years of age or more, of whom 15% became pregnant. There were a total of 26 pregnancies, resulting in 19 births and 18 surviving children. Anaemia and/or thrombocytopenia worsened during(More)
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