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.

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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...

What are the treatments for fabry disease?

Plus-minus. Fabry's, a genetic disease, is often brutal when it produces pain (especially burning palms) and interferes with the function of several organ systems. Agalsidase (replagal, fabryzyme), the replacement enzyme, is now available though hugely expensive; it reportedly helps with pain though analgesics / pain management also help. Good luck. Read more...
Fabry disease Tx. Enzyme replacement therapy and close followup with a regular doctor are the treatment for fabry disease. Read more...

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...

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

Depends... ...On the manifestations. Pain? Kidney involvement? Heart symptoms? Rashes? Eye problems? What is going on? Treatment depends on what organs are affected. Read more...
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...

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...

Does fabry disease affect only males?

Fabry disease. Fabry disease is a hereditary disease and transmitted as x-linked recessive, meaning that the carrier mother transmits the disease to 50% of her sons, in some cases females can be affected by inactivation of the other x chromosome in female patient who usually has xx, in that cases the disease may be mild comparing to severe one in the male patient. Read more...
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...

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

Multiple symptoms. Fabry disease is an inherited condition that occurs more frequently in males and leads to buidup of a certain type of fat in the body's cells. Symptoms can include pain in the extremities, hearing problems, gastrointestinal difficulties and blindness due to clouding of the corneas. Read more...
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...

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

Enzyme disorder. Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder in which the body doesn't make enough of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase a. It affects many parts of the body and can cause: kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes among other symptoms. I'm sorry the answer is not in spanish, but this website: http://www.Fabrydisease.Org uses google translate to provide information in spanish. Read more...
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...