An extensive enzymatic and morphological study was performed in a 38-year-old patient with Fabry's disease (FD). The quantitative evaluation of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase was shown to be important in identifying the genetic distribution of FD in the family tree of the patient under study. An enzymatic activity less than 0.5 nanomole/hr/10(6) cells and ranging from 2.2 to 1.1 nanomoles/hr/10(6) cells was found in the affected males and the heterozygous females, respectively. alpha-galactosidase activity in the patient's leukocytes correlates well with the histopathological findings of the kidney and skin biopsy specimens, thus demonstrating the need for both of these special examinations for a correct diagnosis of FD.
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