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How is Fabry disease treated?

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Your doctor will probably recommend enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). It replaces the enzyme that's missing or not working correctly so that your body can break down fatty substances the way it should. You'll probably visit an outpatient center every few weeks to get the enzyme injected into a vein.

Your doctor may recommend that you also take medicines for pain, stomach problems, heart problems, and to protect your kidneys. You may need dialysis or a kidney transplant if Fabry disease has caused serious damage.

SOURCES:

Emory University School of Medicine: "Fabry Disease: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed."

Genetics Home Reference, National Institutes of Health: "Fabry disease."

Medscape: "Fabry Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Fabry Disease Information Page."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Fabry Disease."

Sunder-Plassmann, G. , 2006. Fabry Disease: Perspectives from 5 Years of FOS

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Emory University School of Medicine: "Fabry Disease: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed."

Genetics Home Reference, National Institutes of Health: "Fabry disease."

Medscape: "Fabry Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Fabry Disease Information Page."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Fabry Disease."

Sunder-Plassmann, G. , 2006. Fabry Disease: Perspectives from 5 Years of FOS

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 26, 2020

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