Neuropathy and Fabrys disease. Report of five cases


Fabrys disease is an X-linked multisistemic lisosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency or absence in α-Galatosidase A. Symptoms develop early in childhood with small fiber neuropathy, autonomic disorders and skin lesions (angiokeratomas). More severe in males, patients develop over years heart disease (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bradycardia), proteinuria, renal failure, transient ischemic attacks and stroke, associated with decreased life expectancy. We report five patients with Fabrys disease aged between 21 to 56 years and with family history. Neuropathic symptoms are described and neurophysiological testing findings of nerve conduction studies, quantitative sensory testing, autonomic testing and sympathetic skin response are presented.

Jara P, Matamala JM, Verdugo RJ

Revista Médica De Chile (Rev Med Chile 2018)

septiembre 01, 2018

DOI: 10.4067/s0034-98872018000901079

Investigador BNI: Dr. José Manuel Matamala (MD, PhD)