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Does Fabry disease affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Fabry disease is a progressive condition in which symptoms worsen over time both in men and women.  Children with the disorder typically suffer from arm and leg pain, digestive issues, decreased sweating, overheating, and rashes. Without treatment, symptoms in adolescence and adulthood become worse and lead to strokes, heart disease, and kidney failure.  Early treatment with enzyme replacement therapy can help stop disease progression.

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