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What is the life expectancy for someone with Fabry disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The life expectancy for someone with Fabry disease is lower than average; however, the specific age of death differs based upon the speed of disease progression and the timing of beginning enzyme replacement therapy.  Without treatment, men and women with Fabry disease tend to develop life-threatening ailments like strokes, heart, and kidney disease earlier in life than average.  Beginning enzyme replacement therapy before permanent organ damage can reduce and sometimes halt disease progression.

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