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What increases my risk for Fabry disease?

Fabry disease is an inherited genetic condition which follows an X-linked pattern of inheritance.  This means having a family member with Fabry disease increases your risk to have Fabry disease.  X-linked inheritance means that the non-working gene that causes Fabry disease is located on the X-chromosome. Women have two X chromosomes and men only have one X

chromosome. If a female has Fabry Disease, there is a 50% chance that her daughters will have Fabry

disease and a 50% chance her sons will have Fabry disease. If a male has Fabry disease, all of his

daughters and none of his sons will be affected.


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