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Fabry Disease 01

Topic: Adult

Created on Tuesday, September 30 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Tuesday, September 30 2008.

Which of the following statements about Fabry disease is most accurate?

 
        A) It is associated with a defect in the alpha-galactoidase gene
 
        B) It is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder
 
        C) Characteristic manifestations are painful sensory neuropathy, intracranial hemorrhage, and reddish-purple skin lesions
 
        D) Characteristic manifestations are adrenal insufficiency, sensorimotor neuropathy, and atherosclerosis at an early age
 
        E) Characteristic manifestations are painful sensory neuropathy, atherosclerosis at an early age, and adrenal insufficiency
 

 


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A) it is associated with a defect in the alpha-galactoidase gene

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Fabry disease is associated with a defect in the alpha-galactosidase gene.  (See References)

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B) it is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder

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Fabry disease is an X-linked inherited disorder.  (See References)

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C) Characteristic manifestations are painful sensory neuropathy, intracranial hemorrhage, and reddish-purple skin lesions

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The characteristic manifestations of Fabry disease are reddish-purple skin lesions, atherosclerosis at an early age, and painful sensory neuropathy.  (See References)

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D) Characteristic manifestations are adrenal insufficiency, sensorimotor neuropathy, and atherosclerosis at an early age

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The characteristic manifestations of Fabry disease are reddish-purple skin lesions, painful sensory neuropathy, and atherosclerosis at an early age.  (See References)

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E) Characteristic manifestations are painful sensory neuropathy, atherosclerosis at an early age, and adrenal insufficiency

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The characteristic manifestations of Fabry disease are reddish-purple skin lesions, painful sensory neuropathy, and atherosclerosis at an early age.  (See References)

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References:

1. Daniel Dumitru, Anthony A. Mato, Machiel J. Zwarts, Daniel, Md. Dumitru, Anthony A. Amato, . Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Books). Hanley & Belfus (ISBN:1560534338) Advertising:
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Fabry Disease 01
Question ID: 093008134
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/30/2008
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