Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder that damages different organs in the body. One of the affected organs is the kidney. This damage can get worse over time and lead to kidney failure. Even though Fabry disease is rare, if one person has Fabry disease, five other family members may also be affected it. This is why it is important to get tested and find out if Fabry disease runs in your family. Getting tested to find out if you have Fabry disease is the first step to getting the right care.
Dr. Michael Mauer will share what you need to know about Fabry disease and how to find out if Fabry disease may be the cause of your kidney disease.
Join our webinar to learn more about:
- Signs, symptoms, and progression of Fabry disease
- How Fabry disease causes kidney disease
- Treatment for people with Fabry disease
- How Fabry disease affects families
Michael Mauer, MD
Michael Mauer, MD is a pediatric nephrologist at the University of Minnesota. He has more than 15 years of research experience in Fabry-related kidney disease. His early clinical interests were in the management of acute and chronic kidney failure, helping to adapt hemodialysis and kidney transplantation to infants and small children. His more basic research efforts initially focused primarily on diabetic kidney disease, the cause of nearly half of chronic kidney failure in the Western world. Over the years, Dr. Mauer has published more than 300 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and more than 80 book chapters on his areas of expertise.