Unusual case of subarachnoid haemorrhage in patient with Fabry's disease: case report and literature review.

Michael T. Cormican, Thanasis Paschalis, Angela Viers, Cargill H. Alleyne

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Fabry's disease is a rare, X linked recessive disease affecting 1 in 40 000 persons. The symptoms result from a lack of or a non-functioning enzyme α galactosidase, which leads to globotriaosylceramide accumulation in the walls of blood vessels. Mortality is generally from cardiac or renal complications and death from subarachnoid haemorrhage is distinctly rare. The authors report a man with Fabry's disease who died after subarachnoid haemorrhage from a progressively enlarging fusiform basilar aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


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