Mutations Matter in Fabry Disease

Fabry disease is a rare, inherited X-linked disorder caused by mutation of the GLA gene.1,2 Understanding patients’ specific mutations may provide insight into the unique nature of their disease and help to personalize care.3-6

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  2. Filoni C, Caciotti A, Carraresi L, et al. Functional studies of new GLA gene mutations leading to conformational Fabry disease. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010;1802(2):247-252. doi:10.1016/j.bbadis.2009.11.003.
  3. Laney DA, Bennett RL, Clarke V, et al. Fabry disease practice guidelines: recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. J Genet Couns.  2013;22(5):555-564.
  4. Desnick RJ, Ioannou YA, Eng CM. α-galactosidase A deficiency: Fabry disease. In: Valle D, ed. The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2001:3733-3774.
  5. Anderson LJ, Wyatt KM, Henley W, et al. Long-term effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy in Fabry disease: results from the NCS-LSD cohort study. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2014;37(6):969-978.
  6. Biegstraaten M, Arngrímsson R, Barbey F, et al. Recommendations for initiation and cessation of enzyme replacement therapy in patients with Fabry disease: the European Fabry Working Group consensus document. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2015;10:36. doi:10.1186/s13023-015-0253-6.
  7. Eng CM, Germain DP, Banikazemi M, et al. Fabry disease: guidelines for the evaluation and management of multi-organ system involvement. Genet Med. 2006;8(9):539-548.
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