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Fabry Disease: Genetic considerations and pedigree analysis for diagnosis
Following a diagnosis of Fabry disease, it is recommended that a thorough pedigree analysis is performed for each patient to identify any family members at risk of the disease.|READ MORE|
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Fabry disease is a rare, multisystemic, lysosomal storage disorder caused by variants in the GLA gene, which is located on the X chromosome. The GLA gene encodes the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (α-Gal A).1 Fabry disease is estimated to affect approximately 1 in 40,000 males and approximately 1 in 20,000 females.2,3 This website provides educational resources intended for healthcare professionals outside of the US and UK with an interest in Fabry disease. It aims to share scientific advances in Fabry disease research and provide expert opinions and medical education to support the healthcare professional community.
C-ANPROM/INT/FAB/0014; Date of preparation: November 2021
- Vardarli I, Rischpler C, Herrmann K, et al. Diagnosis and screening of patients with Fabry disease. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2020; 16: 551-558.
- Laney DA, Fernhoff PM. Diagnosis of Fabry disease via analysis of family history. J Genet Couns 2008; 17: 79-83.
- Desnick RJ, Ioannou YA, Eng CM. α-galactosidase A deficiency: Fabry disease. In: Scriver C, Beaudet A, Sly W, et al., eds. The Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. 8th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.