NCI Definition: A rare acquired hematologic disorder characterized by hemolytic anemia, dark-colored urine due to the release of hemoglobin in the blood, and thrombosis. The episodes of hemolysis tend to occur at night. It is caused by a somatic mutation in the glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis gene. [1]

Disease Details

PNH, Paroxysmal Hemoglobinuria


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2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

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