Fabry's disease

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Fabry's disease (syndrome)

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Fabry's disease

Alpha-galactosidase deficiency, angiokeratoma corporis diffusum Pediatrics An X-linked lysosomal storage disease caused by a defect in trihexosylceramide α-galactosidase Clinical Chronic pain, angiokeratomas, hypohidrosis
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Sinai Medical Center in New York City infused the missing enzyme into 29 adults with Fabry's disease. The treatment completely cleared the dangerous lipid in the hearts, kidneys, and skin of 20 patients.
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It would be interesting, at some point, to investigate the cellular level in order to establish anatomical evidence of the blood vessel tortuosity characteristic of Fabry's disease in the affected subjects.
(1967) Enzymatic defect in Fabry's disease: Ceramidetrihexosidase deficiency.
Enzymatic defect in Fabry's disease. Ceramide trihexosidase deficiency.

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