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What problems can Fabry disease cause?

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Fabry disease can lead to more serious problems, especially in men. These include:

  • Higher chance of heart attack or stroke
  • Serious kidney problems, including kidney failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Enlarged heart
  • Osteoporosis

From: Fabry Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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 13, 2018

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 13, 2018

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