Fabry disease is an inborn error of glycosphingolipid catabolism caused by deficient activity of the lysosomal exoglycohydrolase α-galactosidase A. It has an X-linked inheritance and occurs in all ethnic groups, with an incidence of 1 in 40,000 in the general population. The incidence of cerebrovascular accidents in patients affected by Fabry disease is much higher than in the general population. Moreover, there is a greater prevalence of hypertension, cardiac disease, and renal disease in patients affected by Fabry disease that have suffered a stroke. Here we present the case of a paucisymptomatic young man affected by Fabry disease and treated with enzyme replacement therapy who was admitted for hemorrhagic stroke.
|Numero di pagine||2|
|Rivista||Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2013|