Fabry disease: A treatable lysosomal storage disorder

Shubha R. Phadke, Kausik Mandal, K. M. Girisha

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Abstract

Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disease with an X-linked inheritance pattern, which presents in childhood as acroparesthesias. Its non-specific symptoms often lead to delays in the diagnosis. We report the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with typical acroparaesthesia of Fabry disease, his younger brother had gastrointestinal manifestations of the disease and their mother's symptoms suggested that she is a carrier. Enzyme replacement therapy helped in ameliorating the patient's symptoms and preventing complications such as renal failure, stroke and cardiovascular disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalNational Medical Journal of India
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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