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A Study of Fabrazyme in Pediatric Patients With Fabry Disease

2014-08-27 03:54:40 | BioPortfolio

Summary

People with Fabry disease have an alteration in their genetic material (DNA) which causes a deficiency of the a-galactosidase A enzyme. This enzyme helps to break down and remove certain types of fatty substances called "glycolipids". These glycolipids are normally present within the body in most cells. In people with Fabry disease, glycolipids build up in various tissues such as the liver, kidney, skin, and blood vessels because a-galactosidase A is not present, or is present in small quantities. The build up of glycolipid levels (also referred to as "globotriaosylceramide" or "GL-3") in these tissues is thought to cause the clinical symptoms that are common to Fabry disease. Symptoms commonly appear during childhood with pain in the hands and feet. This study explored the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of Fabrazyme in pediatric patients aged between 7 and 15 years.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Fabry Disease

Intervention

Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta)

Location

University of Arizona
Tucson
Arizona
United States
85724

Status

Completed

Source

Genzyme

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:40-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An X-linked inherited metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of lysosomal ALPHA-GALACTOSIDASE A. It is characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of globotriaosylceramide and other GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS in blood vessels throughout the body leading to multi-system complications including renal, cardiac, cerebrovascular, and skin disorders.

Members of the class of neutral glycosphingolipids. They are the basic units of SPHINGOLIPIDS. They are sphingoids attached via their amino groups to a long chain fatty acyl group. They abnormally accumulate in FABRY DISEASE.

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