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How does Fabry disease affect the body?

Fabry disease affects the body in several ways.  It is caused by a malfunctioning gene which means that the body doesn’t have enough of a particular enzyme (protein) to break down a fatty substance know as GL3.  Because of this, GL3 builds up in the body and can cause various symptoms.  These symptoms might include pain in the hands and feet, gastrointestinal problems, strokes, heart and kidney disease among other medical issues.

 

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