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Fabry Disease

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with (a) Fabry disease and (b) general lysosomal storage disorders in the last 12 months; and what (i) therapy and (ii) treatment is available for such conditions in the NHS. (258418)

In the calendar year 2008, there were 76 people diagnosed with Fabry disease and 186 people were diagnosed with general lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs).

The National Commissioning Group has nationally designated and commissioned a service for LSDs since April 2005. There are seven designated centres. The service provided by these centres includes diagnosis, patient assessment and treatment including enzyme replacement therapies and substrate reduction therapies.