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Registry of Fabry Disease - A Multicenter Observational Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00055016
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 17, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2017
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke@@@Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT)
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Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to compile a registry of patients with Fabry disease, an inherited metabolic disorder. In this disease, an enzyme called a-galactosidase A, which normally breaks down a lipid (fatty substance) called globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), is missing or does not function properly. As a result, Gb3 accumulates, causing problems with the kidneys, heart, nerves, and blood vessels. It is not known exactly how lipid accumulation causes these problems, but in another lipid storage disease called Gaucher disease the illness can be reversed if the accumulated lipid is removed by repeated intravenous (into a vein) infusions of the deficient enzyme.

The Fabry disease registry is a voluntary and anonymous list of patients that includes information about their health and allows doctors to follow changes in their symptoms and test results over time. It also allows doctors to compare symptoms between patients who are receiving certain therapies with those who are not receiving therapy. The goals of the registry are to:

  • Better understand the natural history of Fabry disease, including disease variations within and between affected families;
  • Provide a basis for developing guidelines for disease management;
  • Evaluate how treatment affects the course of disease;
  • Provide high-quality data and analyses that will help to continuously develop better treatments.

Patients of all ages with biochemical or genetic evidence of Fabry disease (i.e., individuals who have a deficiency of the enzyme a-galactosidase A or a mutation in the gene that encodes this enzyme, or both) are eligible for this study. This worldwide study will include 100 patients participating in Fabry disease studies at the NIH. These patients will come to the NIH Clinical Center only as required for participation their Fabry disease study. No additional procedures will be required for the current registry study.

NIH patients will take part in the registry study for their lifetime, or as long as they are being followed at the NIH for their Fabry disease. At their regularly scheduled NIH clinic visits, participants will have routine medical procedures and examinations deemed necessary by the doctor. The results of blood and urine tests taken at these visits will be entered into the registry database. Blood tests will include information on genotype (determination of which gene mutation is responsible for the disease), a-galactosidase A levels, Gb3 levels, and creatinine. Urine tests results will include creatinine clearance (a measure of kidney function) and protein evaluation.

Condition or disease
Fabry Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 100 participants
Official Title: Registry of Fabry Disease: A Multicenter, Longitudinal Observational Study
Study Start Date : February 13, 2003
Study Completion Date : March 3, 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

This registry is open for all patients of all ages, male and female, with a confirmed diagnosis of Fabry disease.


Patients who are unwilling to give informed consent.

Patients who are receiving enzyme replacement therapy other than Replagal for Fabry Disease.

Patients currently enrolled in an ongoing blinded clinical trial in which the product is considered investigational.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00055016

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United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
United States, Massachusetts
Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02139
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke@@@Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT)

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Other Study ID Numbers: 030106
First Posted: February 17, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2017
Last Verified: March 3, 2008
Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Lysosomal Disease
Renal Function
Cardiac Disease
Natural History
Fabry Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fabry Disease
Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Nervous System
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders