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Fabry disease

noun Fa·bry disease \ˈfä-brē-\
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Fabry's disease


Medical Definition of Fabry disease

  1. :  a disorder of lipid metabolism that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and is characterized by skin lesions especially on the lower trunk, severe pain in the extremities, corneal opacities, and vascular disease affecting the kidneys, heart, or brain

Biographical Note for fabry disease




(1860–1930), German dermatologist. Fabry gave the first description of the disease which bears his name in 1898.

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