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Preexisting Fabry disease pain worsens during pregnancy: Study

Pregnancy increased the severity and frequency of pain among women with Fabry disease who lived with moderate pain before becoming pregnant, a study from Austria reported. Further, preeclampsia, or dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy, occurred three times more often in Fabry women than in the general population, according…

Study finds elevated inflammatory markers in Fabry patients

People with Fabry disease have higher-than-normal levels of three inflammatory markers in their blood, according to a recent study. These markers include elevated neopterin and biopterin levels, and an increased kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratio. The study, “Serum Neopterin, Biopterin, Tryptophan, and Kynurenine Levels in Patients with Fabry Disease,”…

UK team seeks to boost diagnoses of Fabry in underrepresented groups

Researchers in England are working toward identifying and addressing barriers to reaching a Fabry disease diagnosis among underrepresented communities, particularly within ethnic minority and low socioeconomic status groups. The project is spearheaded by Richard Steeds, MD, a professor at the University of Birmingham and consultant cardiologist at University Hospitals…