Do I still need to go to specialists and have monitoring tests when I am on ERT for Fabry disease?
Enzyme replacement therapy is only part of the treatment for Fabry disease. Patients on ERT will still need yearly monitoring tests to watch for any health problems and will also need to see specialist doctors to treat any problems that arise. Patients will need to continue taking any medications prescribed by their physicians.
For more information about Fabry disease treatment, please talk to a Fabry focused healthcare provider who can be found on the National Fabry Disease online resource.
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