Fabry disease mimicking multiple sclerosis

Saip S., Uluduz D., Erkol G.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.109, no.4, pp.361-363, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Fabry disease is an X-linked recessive lysosomal storage disorder resulting from the deficiency of alpha-galactosidase. This disease causes endothelial vasculopathy and affects multiple organ systems. Hemizygous male patients represent the classical renal, cardiac and neurological symptoms of disease. Heterozygous female carriers are frequently asymptomatic, but cerebrovascular events in females are as frequent as in males. Even if rarely seen, neurological damage is an important cause of morbidity. Severe neurological signs that are due to multifocal small vessel occlusions may be present without major thrombosis.