Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) helps replace that missing alpha-galactosidase enzyme with an infusion of new enzyme.
Chaperone therapy aims to help what little alpha-galactosidase enzyme is in the body to work as hard as it can. This is an oral medication.
Gene therapy is coming soon! Gene therapy is still in clinical trials, but the goal would be to correct the gene in the body. This way, the correct amount of functioning enzyme could be created.
Who is on my/my child's care team?
You/your child will see a geneticist (genetics doctor), cardiologist (heart doctor), nephrologist (kidney doctor), neurologist (brain and nervous system doctor) and a gastroenterologist (digestive tract, stomach and intestine doctor).
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