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Fabry disease

Overview of attention for article published in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, January 2010
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Title
Fabry disease
Published in
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1750-1172-5-30
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Authors

Dominique P Germain

Abstract

Fabry disease (FD) is a progressive, X-linked inherited disorder of glycosphingolipid metabolism due to deficient or absent lysosomal α-galactosidase A activity. FD is pan-ethnic and the reported annual incidence of 1 in 100,000 may underestimate the true prevalence of the disease. Classically affected hemizygous males, with no residual α-galactosidase A activity may display all the characteristic neurological (pain), cutaneous (angiokeratoma), renal (proteinuria, kidney failure), cardiovascular (cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia), cochleo-vestibular and cerebrovascular (transient ischemic attacks, strokes) signs of the disease while heterozygous females have symptoms ranging from very mild to severe. Deficient activity of lysosomal α-galactosidase A results in progressive accumulation of globotriaosylceramide within lysosomes, believed to trigger a cascade of cellular events. Demonstration of marked α-galactosidase A deficiency is the definitive method for the diagnosis of hemizygous males. Enzyme analysis may occasionnally help to detect heterozygotes but is often inconclusive due to random X-chromosomal inactivation so that molecular testing (genotyping) of females is mandatory. In childhood, other possible causes of pain such as rheumatoid arthritis and 'growing pains' must be ruled out. In adulthood, multiple sclerosis is sometimes considered. Prenatal diagnosis, available by determination of enzyme activity or DNA testing in chorionic villi or cultured amniotic cells is, for ethical reasons, only considered in male fetuses. Pre-implantation diagnosis is possible. The existence of atypical variants and the availability of a specific therapy singularly complicate genetic counseling. A disease-specific therapeutic option - enzyme replacement therapy using recombinant human α-galactosidase A - has been recently introduced and its long term outcome is currently still being investigated. Conventional management consists of pain relief with analgesic drugs, nephroprotection (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptors blockers) and antiarrhythmic agents, whereas dialysis or renal transplantation are available for patients experiencing end-stage renal failure. With age, progressive damage to vital organ systems develops and at some point, organs may start to fail in functioning. End-stage renal disease and life-threatening cardiovascular or cerebrovascular complications limit life-expectancy of untreated males and females with reductions of 20 and 10 years, respectively, as compared to the general population. While there is increasing evidence that long-term enzyme therapy can halt disease progression, the importance of adjunctive therapies should be emphasized and the possibility of developing an oral therapy drives research forward into active site specific chaperones.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 4 1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Costa Rica 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 350 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 56 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 51 14%
Student > Bachelor 51 14%
Researcher 45 12%
Other 34 9%
Other 87 24%
Unknown 46 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 145 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 54 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 44 12%
Psychology 11 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 3%
Other 40 11%
Unknown 65 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2019.
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#2,312,972
of 14,493,329 outputs
Outputs from Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
#294
of 1,593 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,283
of 123,791 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
#5
of 18 outputs
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