Fabry disease in children and adults
Fabry disease develops over time and is progressive (gradually causes more damage to the body). Some symptoms may get worse and some new symptoms can develop. As the disease progresses this may lead to serious health problems. The symptoms of Fabry disease as mentioned above may start in childhood and often varies significantly from one person to the other. As explained earlier, the disease can progress silently within the body, and in many cases, not cause any apparent symptoms or complaints while it is progressing. If the disease is recognised early, doctors can monitor affected Fabry patients and manage the disease properly, with the objective to slow down its progress and improve patient’s quality of life.