|A baby born with congenital absence of the radii is noted to have frequent episodes of bruising. Which of the following findings also are likely to be seen?|
- Thrombocytopenia which improves or becomes less severe later in life Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome is being described. The anemia is transient.
- Thrombocytopenia which worsens after the second decade of life This is a feature of late-onset thrombocytopenic syndromes such as Fanconi anemia.
- A lack of thumbs Absent thumbs may be present; however, with thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome being described, it is more likely that a hypoplastic thumb will be present.
- Fibular deficiencies Fibular deficiency is not associated with thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome, which is being described.