Analysis of the Nervous System in Patients With Fabry's Disease
Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS) · Nov 3, 1999
Current as of December 10, 2023
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this protocol is to study the natural history of Fabry disease in the different organ systems, understand its pathogenesis, and develop adequate clinical outcome measures for therapy trials. Development of sensitive outcome measures is a prerequisite of enzyme or gene replacement trials in patients with Fabry's disease. STUDY POPULATION: Patients with Fabry disease of all ages. The patients are not foregoing available treatment to participate in this protocol. Experimental treatment is not part of this study. STUDY DESIGN: Patients will typically be seen once a yea...
- INCLUSION CRITERIA:
- All patients with Fabry's disease will be considered as potential candidates for this study.
- EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
- All candidates must be serologically nonreactive for human immunodeficiency (AIDS) virus. HIV positive patients will be excluded because of the effects of the latter illness on the nervous system.
- Patients with Fabry's disease will be excluded from participation if they have additional illnesses such as cancer, diabetes or vasculitis that could potentially involve the nervous system.
- The general health and well being of each candidate must be sufficient to allow for a modest amount of blood drawing, collection of appropriate laboratory specimens and performance of necessary roentgenograpic and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies. In addition, each candidate must be able to return to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) annually for monitoring of clinical and laboratory parameters.
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Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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