Fabry disease is a rare genetic condition. Find out more by pairing two matching cards to reveal information about Fabry disease paired with more common facts to help put the numbers into perspective.Play
Smoking leads to a 5-fold increase in stroke compared to non-smokers.3 A Fabry male patient is 12 times more likely to have a stroke.4
Fabry disease is 1 of around 50 Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs)16 – the same number of states in the United States!
A woman with Fabry disease has a 50% chance of passing the condition on to her children.6,1 About 5–10% of breast cancers are inherited from one’s parents.7,8
The diagnosis of Fabry disease in one family member may lead to the diagnosis in other relatives due to its genetic nature.1 Fabry disease has similar genetic inheritance as color blindness and hemophilia.2
More than 45% of people with Fabry disease are affected by kidney disease.9 In the general adult population, up to 10% of people may be affected by kidney disease.10
Life expectancy of the male population with Fabry disease is reduced by up to 20 years.13,14 The life expectancy of people with extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years.15
The average time to diagnosis for rare diseases, such as Fabry disease, is around 5 years5 – that equals 60 months or 1,825 days of not knowing what may be wrong.
It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer from a rare disease.11 Globally, more than 350 million people suffer from depression.12
Job code: INTSP/C-ANPROM/FAB/15/0023 Date of preparation: April 2015