The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effect of α-galactosidase. Following supplementation, participants were assessed for severe clinical events, renal function and cardiac structure.
This 10-year study documents the effectiveness of agalsidase beta (1 mg/kg/2 weeks) in patients with Fabry disease. Most patients remained alive and event-free. Patients who initiated treatment at a younger age and with less kidney involvement benefited the most from therapy.
Germain DP, Charrow J, Desnick RJ, Guffon N, Kempf J, Lachmann RH, Lemay R, Linthorst GE, Packman S, Scott CR, Waldek S, Warnock DG, Weinreb NJ, Wilcox WR. Ten-year outcome of enzyme replacement therapy with agalsidase beta in patients with Fabry disease. J Med Genet. 2015 May;52(5):353-8. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2014-102797. Epub 2015 Mar 20. PMID: 25795794; PMCID: PMC4413801.