Fabry disease


How common is Fabry disease?

Fabry disease (FD) is found in individuals of all different backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. Fabry disease occurs in a range of 1 in 1,250-117,000 live births worldwide.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/fabry-disease/overview/559 • DATE UPDATED: 2019-12-12


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National Fabry Disease Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fabrydisease.org.

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