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Fabry in children

Maria Caterina Putti, Marco Pizzi, Irene Bertozzi, Elena Sabattini, Concetta Micalizzi, Piero Farruggia, Ugo Ramenghi, Simone Cesaro, Giovanna Russo, Edoardo Peroni, Massimo Rugge, Fabrizio Fabris, Maria Luigia Randi
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April 13, 2017: Blood
J Politei, C Durand, A B Schenone, A Torres, J Mukdsi, B L Thurberg
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction results in clinical manifestations that resemble intestinal obstruction but in the absence of any physical obstructive process. Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disease characterized by the dysfunction of multiple systems, including significant gastrointestinal involvement. We report the occurrence of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in two unrelated patients with Fabry disease and the possible explanation of a direct relation of these two disorders. In Fabry disease, gastrointestinal symptoms occur in approximately 70% of male patients, but the frequency ranges from 19% to 69% in different series...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Dawn A Laney, Virginia Clarke, Allison Foley, Eric W Hall, Scott E Gillespie, Myrl Holida, Morgan Simmons, Alexandrea Wadley
Fabry disease (FD) is a pan-ethnic, X-linked, progressive lysosomal storage disorder caused by pathogenic mutations in the GLA gene. Published case reports and abstracts suggest that decreased reproductive fitness may occur in males with FD. In order to understand the impact of FD on reproductive fitness and increase the accuracy of reproductive genetic counseling, this study examines a large, multi-centered population of individuals with FD to determine if males have reduced reproductive fitness. Study data were collected on 376 patients through two, gender-specific surveys distributed across the United States and Canada...
March 22, 2017: JIMD Reports
Tracy L Fabri, Katherine E Wilson, Nicole Holland, Andrea Hickling, James Murphy, Philippe Fait, Nick Reed
OBJECTIVES: Mild traumatic brain injury (or concussion) is a prevalent yet understudied health concern in children and youth. This injury can cause dysfunction in both motor and cognitive domains; however, most literature focuses on single-task neuropsychological tests which only assess cognition. Although dual-task research on concussed children and youth is needed as many daily activities require both motor and cognitive domains, we must first investigate whether performing simultaneous motor and cognitive tasks of varied complexity impact these domains in healthy children and youth...
March 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
Maria J Gonçalves, Ana F Mourão, António Martinho, Olívia Simões, José Melo-Gomes, Manuel Salgado, Paula Estanqueiro, Célia Ribeiro, Iva Brito, João E Fonseca, Helena Canhão
Fabry's disease (FD) is a lysosomal storage disorder associated with an alpha-galactosidase A deficiency. The prevalence of FD among juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with established diagnosis is unknown, but as musculoskeletal pain may be an important complaint at presentation, misdiagnosed cases are anticipated. With this study, we aim to calculate the frequency of FD-associated mutations in a cohort of JIA patients. Children with JIA from a national cohort were selected. Clinical and laboratorial information was recorded in the Portuguese rheumatic diseases register (http://Reuma...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
Alessandra Mauri, Susanna Schmidt, Valentina Sosero, Maria Sambataro, Laura Nollino, Francesco Fabris, Anna Corò, Antonella Scantamburlo, Michela Cazziola-Merlotto, Tania Ciani, Michele Tessarin, Agostino Paccagnella
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic education for Type 1 Diabetes involves the process of transmitting knowledge and developing the skills and behavior required to treat the disease. guidelines agree on stressing the importance of therapeutic educational intervention in teaching self-management skills to children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This study presents the results of the "Pediatric Education for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)" (PED) project, specifically designed for children and adolescents aged 6 to 16, and structured on guidelines indications, as part of a broader clinical-educational intervention for Type 1 diabetes...
February 7, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
Juan Politei, Graciela Remondino, Ricardo Heguilen, Eric Wallace, Consuelo Durand, Andrea Schenone
The presence of distal extremity pain in children and adolescents usually triggers the search of rheumatologic diseases without considering non-rheumatologic causes of joint pain. Approaching distal extremity pain with a complete differential diagnosis, including non-rheumatologic entities, may hasten diagnosis, thus decreasing cost and aiding in earlier initiation of appropriate therapy. To present a case of a patient who after years of work up of arthralgia, which was actually attributed to rheumatologic causes, had an inherited metabolic disease...
December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
Christiane Auray-Blais, Pamela Lavoie, Michel Boutin, Aimé Ntwari, Ting-Rong Hsu, Chun-Kai Huang, Dau-Ming Niu
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disorder with an incidence of 1:1600 for the late-onset IVS4+919G>A cardiac variant mutation in Taiwan. Signs and symptoms of this cardiac variant include left ventricular hypertrophy, mitral insufficiency and/or arrhythmias. The search for biomarkers that might predict the clinical outcomes and guide treatment options is important. We thus investigated relationships between Fabry disease biomarkers (such as globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), globotriaosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb3)/related analogues) and age, gender, enzyme activity, clinical manifestations and severity of the disease in these patients...
March 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Ricardo Reisin, Amandine Perrin, Pablo García-Pavía
BACKGROUND: The high variability in clinical manifestations of Fabry disease can lead to delays between symptom onset and correct diagnosis, and between correct diagnosis and initiation of enzyme replacement therapy. We investigated whether these delays have improved in recent years. METHODS: Data were analysed from the Fabry Outcome Survey (FOS; Shire; extracted August 2013) for "index patients", defined as the first patient diagnosed with Fabry disease from a family with several or no additional members registered in FOS...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Anthony C Rodrigues, Peter B Kang
The evaluation and management of childhood pain syndromes of neuromuscular origin have distinct challenges, as the patterns of disease presentation and the ability of a child to describe symptoms may differ from that of an adult. Advances in scientific and clinical knowledge are leading to significant progress in the care of affected children. The genetic origins of Fabry disease and the inherited form of erythromelalgia are better understood. The increasing interest in neuroimmunology among pediatric neurologists has led to more sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic approaches...
August 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
Gisela Kalkum, Susanne Pitz, Nesrin Karabul, Michael Beck, Guillem Pintos-Morell, Rossella Parini, Marianne Rohrbach, Svetlana Bizjajeva, Uma Ramaswami
BACKGROUND: Ocular signs of Fabry disease can be seen in the first decade of life. METHODS: We examined the occurrence of ocular signs in 232 paediatric patients in the Fabry Outcome Survey (FOS) international registry and looked for relationships between the presence of eye findings and disease severity as measured by the FOS Mainz severity score index (FOS-MSSI). RESULTS: At least one ocular sign was found in 55/101 (54.5%) girls and 62/131 (47...
November 16, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Claudio Ferraro, Andrea Venturin, Marco Ferraro, Daniele Fabris Monterumici, Stefano Masiero
BACKGROUND: The comparison between Cobb angle and hump height measured using a humpmeter in idiopathic scoliosis have produced contradictory findings concerning the association between the two variables in growing subjects. AIM: To analyze the relationship between the hump height and the Cobb angle and the effect of age on the first. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive analytical study. SETTING: A tertiary university hospital...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Nicolle Bugescu, Paige E Naylor, Kyr Hudson, Christa D Aoki, Matthew J Cordova, Wendy Packman
Fabry disease (FD) is a multisystemic disease that has previously been reported to result in poorer quality of life and psychosocial functioning in impacted adults. However, prior to the current study, limited data were available on the impact of FD in children and adolescents. Therefore, the present study examined the differences of quality of life, psychosocial functioning, and depression in children with FD as compared with a healthy sample. Results indicated that children with FD were experiencing poorer quality of life than their healthy counterparts...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Emily C Lisi, Scott Gillespie, Dawn Laney, Nadia Ali
Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) are an individually rare but collectively common group of hereditary, progressive, multi-systemic disorders. Recent technological advances have brought newborn screening (NBS) for LSDs to attention in the United States. However, many LSD symptoms present in later childhood or adulthood, with a wide spectrum of severity. Because late-onset symptoms stray from the traditional NBS model, healthcare providers have expressed concerns about potential harm to patients and/or their families...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Ozlem Goker-Alpan, Nicola Longo, Marie McDonald, Suma P Shankar, Raphael Schiffmann, Peter Chang, Yinghua Shen, Arian Pano
BACKGROUND: Following a drug manufacturing process change, safety/efficacy of agalsidase alfa were evaluated in enzyme replacement therapy (ERT)-naïve children with Fabry disease. METHODS: In an open-label, multicenter, Phase II study (HGT-REP-084; Shire), 14 children aged ≥7 years received 0.2 mg/kg agalsidase alfa every other week for 55 weeks. Primary endpoints: safety, changes in autonomic function (2-hour Holter monitoring). Secondary endpoints: estimated glomerular filtration rate, left ventricular mass index (LVMI), midwall fractional shortening, pharmacodynamic parameters, and patient-reported quality-of-life...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Ana Karina Bartmann, Victor César de P S do Nascimento, Lucas L M da Silva, Denise Fabri R E Mello, Jessica R Gualberto, Daniela M Bertoncelo, Karla Verônica S Millani, Isabele G Sanchez
Mesenteric lymphadenitis is a clinical condition that affects mostly children and teenagers. Its symptoms include fever, severe abdominal pain, nausea, and, in some cases, diarrhea, constipation, and acute abdomen. This paper describes the case of a 16-year-old patient with mesenteric lymphadenitis submitted to an exploratory laparoscopy for suppurative lymph nodes that evolved to a drastic reduction of ovarian reserve. Because of the patients age, she was offered cryopreservation of her ovarian tissue.
March 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Shuichi Ito, Masao Ogura, Koichi Kamei, Kentaro Matsuoka, David G Warnock
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal disorder caused by decreased activity of α-galactosidase A (GLA). Consequent accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) in lysosomes results in damage to a variety of organs, including the kidneys. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is an effective treatment, but whether it should be started before organ damage is evident is a matter of debate. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 10-year-old boy who complained of severe sole pain for 3 years had been misdiagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
August 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Licia Pensabene, Simona Sestito, Angela Nicoletti, Francesca Graziano, Pietro Strisciuglio, Daniela Concolino
In order to characterize gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms of 50 patients with Fabry disease (FD) (22 M; age range: 4-70 y; 35 adults and 15 children), validated questionnaires of GI symptoms were used to diagnose the functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) of the patients with GI symptoms (33/50 (66%); 25/35 adults and 8/15 children) according to Rome III criteria. In 16/25 of these adults and 2/8 of these children, the symptoms mimicked FGID. The adult subgroup included patients with unspecified functional bowel disorder (n = 9), functional bloating (n = 7), and IBS (n = 5), and the child subgroup included patients with abdominal migraine (n = 1) and IBS (n = 1)...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Robert J Hopkin, John L Jefferies, Dawn A Laney, Victoria H Lawson, Michael Mauer, Matthew R Taylor, William R Wilcox
Fabry disease is an inherited X-linked disorder that presents during childhood in male and female patients. Young patients may initially experience pain, hypohidrosis, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Other manifestations of Fabry disease, such as renal and cardiac disease, manifest later in adolescence or adulthood. In the pediatric population, renal damage is typically subclinical and identifiable only through biopsy. Specialists from the United States with expertise in Fabry disease convened during 2013-2014 in order to develop these consensus guidelines about the management and treatment of children with Fabry disease...
February 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Irene Capelli, Giuseppe Battaglino, Olga Baraldi, Matteo Ravaioli, Vania Cuna, Ilaria Moretti, Andrea Angeletti, Francesca Mencarelli, Andrea Pasini, Giovanni Montini, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Gaetano La Manna
Inherited kidney diseases constitute at least 150 different disorders and they have an overall prevalence of about 6080 cases per 100,000 in Europe and in USA. At least 10% of adults and nearly all children who progress to renal-replacement therapy have an inherited kidney disease, representing the fifth most common cause of end-stage renal disease after diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, and pyelonephritis. These conditions include both structural and functional disorders, among which are counted diseases resulting from inborn errors of metabolism (IEM)...
2015: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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