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- Fabry disease definition and facts
- What is Fabry disease?
- What are the symptoms of Fabry disease?
- What causes Fabry disease?
- How is Fabry disease inherited?
- What is the prevalence or incidence of Fabry disease?
- Which specialties of doctors treat Fabry disease?
- Is there a test to diagnose Fabry disease?
- What is the treatment for Fabry disease?
- What is the life expectancy for a person with Fabry disease?
- What other names are Fabry disease called?
What is the life expectancy for a person with Fabry disease?
The life expectancy of males with Fabry disease is about 58 years, and the life expectancy of females with Fabry disease is just over 75 years. The most common cause of death in both genders is cardiovascular disease.
What other names are Fabry disease called?
Fabry disease is referred to by many other names, including:
- alpha-galactosidase A deficiency
- Anderson-Fabry disease
- angiokeratoma corporis diffusum
- angiokeratoma diffuse
- ceramide trihexosidase deficiency
- Fabry's disease
- GLA deficiency
- hereditary dystopic lipidosis
Desnick, MD, PhD. et al. "Genetics of Fabry Disease Treatment & Management." Medscape. Updated FEb 24, 2016.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference. (2016, June 21). "Fabry disease." Updated Jun 28, 2016.
Waldek, S. P., et al. "Life expectancy and cause of death in males and females with Fabry disease: findings from the Fabry Registry." Genet Med. 2009 Nov;11(11):790-6. doi: 10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181bb05bb