(DOWNLOAD) Understanding Fabry Disease



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Fabry disease is a rare hereditary disorder caused by a faulty gene in the body. Approximately, 1 in 40,000 men and 1 in 20,000 women in the United States are affected by Fabry disease. Because the early symptoms of Fabry disease are very nonspecific, individuals affected by Fabry disease are often misdiagnosed with a variety of conditions ranging from heat stroke to multiple sclerosis. The longer the disease goes undiagnosed, the more damage it will do to the kidneys, heart and other organs.

This brochure is designed to help you recognize the symptoms of Fabry disease and treatment options.