Kidney Function Test Alone May Not Effectively Screen for Fabry

Kidney Function Test Alone May Not Effectively Screen for Fabry

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Kidney Function Test Alone May Not Effectively Screen for Fabry

Using only an age-dependent threshold of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — a marker of kidney function — indicating mild-to-moderate kidney disease is insufficient to effectively screen for undiagnosed Fabry disease patients among the general population, a study shows. The findings suggest that appropriate screening likely wil require evidence of moderate-to-severe kidney disease, along with other Fabry symptoms or biomarkers, the researchers noted. The study, “Identification of patients with Fabry disease using routine pathology results:…

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