Fabry Disease Patients Get Sicker as Drugs Go Overseas

Jerry Walter, a semi-retired Army colonel who lives in North Carolina, said he has led a "charmed life," surviving the terrorist attack on the Pentagon in 2001 and two life-threatening bacterial infections. At 56, Walter has also outlived a brother and two other relatives who, like him, had Fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder that can wreak havoc on the kidneys and cause strokes and early death. Caused by the lack of an enzyme --- alpha-galactosidase-A -- which is required to metabolize...Full Story
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