Fabry's disease(redirected from Alpha-galactosidase A deficiency)
Fabry's disease (syndrome)[fah´brēz]
a sphingolipidosis transmitted as an X-linked recessive trait, in which the glycolipid trihexosyl ceramide is deposited in various tissues, especially the kidneys; the deficient enzyme is α-galactosidase A. It is marked by purpuric skin lesions (angiokeratomas), central nervous system symptoms, and death due to progressive renal failure. Called also angiokeratoma corporis diffusum.