Top
10
Doctor insights on: Fabry Disease Any New Treatments Or Cure

Share
1

1
Fabry disease. Any new treatments or cure?

Fabry disease. Any new treatments or cure?

Treatments so far...: Other than symptom management, the only real treatments available for fabry disease are enzyme replacement with agalsidase Alpha (replagal) and Agalsidase Beta (fabrazyme). These require regular infusions, and do not always lead to improvement, but do reliably halt disease progression. ...Read more

Dr. Raymond Kwong
77 doctors shared insights

Fabry Disease (Definition)

Fabry disease is an inherited condition caused by abnormal deposits of a specific fatty substance in blood vessels and various organs of the body. Symptoms are broad and vary depending on where ...Read more


2

2
What is fabry disease treatment?

What is fabry disease treatment?

Fabry Disease Treatm: Treatment of fary disease is enzyme replacement therapy, but unfortunately it costs about 200000.00 us dollars per year and is not a cure but slows the progression of the disease and improves metabolism, and relieves some pain symptoms, but some patients need pain management, analgesics, anticonvulsants and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

3

3
What are the treatments for fabry disease?

What are the treatments for fabry disease?

Fabry disease Tx: Enzyme replacement therapy and close followup with a regular doctor are the treatment for fabry disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Does any one know about fabry disease treatment?

Fabry Disease Treatm: Treatment of fary disease is enzyme replacement therapy, but unfortunately it costs about 200000.00 us dollars per year and is not a cure but slows the progression of the disease and improves metabolism, and relieves some pain symptoms, but some patients need pain management, analgesics, anticonvulsants and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

5

5
What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for fabry disease?

Few available: Treatment for this inherited disease of alpha-galactosidase deficiency is an enzyme infusion available from two sources at a very expensive cost. This is not a cure but will attentuate the symptoms and allow a mostly normal lifestyle. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is there a cure fabry disease?

Is there a cure fabry disease?

Not yet: Hang in there, recent research suggests some amazing breakthroughs are on the way. Google the disease and contact the major research centers. ...Read more

7

7
Does fabry disease affect only males?

Does fabry disease affect only males?

Not always: The mutation is carried on the x-chromosone. Men have one y and one x chromosome, therefore they tend to express the gene product. Women have two x chromosomes, so it depends on which x chromosome becomes more active. In some unlucky women, they can express the full blown symptoms of fabry's disease. There are also some special cases of xy women out there, they would be likely to have symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How many people have anderson-fabry disease?

How many people have anderson-fabry disease?

Fabry: Incidence is 1 in 40, 000 to 1 in 120, 000 of live births for males. ...Read more

9

9
I'm curious. What symptoms go along with fabry disease?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with fabry disease?

Many: Fabry's is an inherited deficiency of alpha-galactosidase metabolism, more common in males but rare overall. The most common findings are angiokeratomas of the skin, peripheral pain in the extremities, and corneal deposits (vortex) which occasionally diminish vision but do not lead to blindness. There are a lot of gi, heart and other problems. A pricey enzyme is available for treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is fabry disease? Can someone tell me about fabry disease in spanish?

What is fabry disease? Can someone tell me about fabry disease in spanish?

Enfermedad de Fabry: Fabry's disease es una enfermedad genética la cual afecta el cromosoma X. Afects a los varones solamente tenemos un cromosoma X. Para que una mujer pueda tener síntomas ella (ulipristal acetate) recibiría dos cromosomas X de ambos padres afectados por la falta de un encimo llamado galactosidasa- alpha. Puedes obtener mas informacion en este sitio. http://www.genzyme.com.ar/thera/fz/gzla_p_tp_thera-fabrysigns.aspes ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer