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Sudden death in elderly women with Fabry's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7771377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases of elderly women who died unexpectedly. In both cases, light- and electron-microscopical examination proved a diagnosis of Fabry's disease. The major pathological changes were myocardial mottling, foamy vacuolation of myocytes and glomerular endothelial cells, and characteristic lamellar inclusions. Neither woman had either a personal or family history of Fabry's disease. Fabry's disease presenting as sudden death is very rare. We present the findings in two cases together with a review of literature particularly relevant to the cardiovascular system.
N Carter; C M Milroy; R T Shepherd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-30     Completed Date:  1995-06-30     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield, England.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Fabry Disease*
Middle Aged

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