Laura Fancellu

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Fabry's disease is a rare lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of α -galactosidase A that leads to the accumulation of neutral glycosphingolipids in many organs including kidney, heart, and brain. Since end-stage renal disease represents a major complication of this pathology, the aim of the present work was to evaluate if urinary(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with an acute ischemic stroke rated as mild, and for this reason not submitted to thrombolysis, have an unfavorable outcome in a non-negligible proportion. Whether selective presentation features help identify those at risk of bad outcome, and whether it could be recommended to treat only patients with such features, is poorly(More)
BACKGROUND Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disease, caused by defects of the alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) gene. AFD can affect the heart, brain, kidney, eye, skin, peripheral nerves, and gastrointestinal tract. Cardiology (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), neurology (cryptogenic stroke), and nephrology (end-stage renal failure)(More)
OBJECTIVE Involvement of pyramidal cells and/or changes in excitability of brain areas remote from an ischemic stroke has been demonstrated. Since in Fabry disease (FD), specific cerebrovascular lesions are present, we thought to investigate motor cortex excitability, using transcranial magnetic stimulation. METHODS Resting (RMT) and active (AMT) motor(More)
While the genetic origin of Fabry disease (FD) is well known, it is still unclear why the disease presents a wide heterogeneity of clinical presentation and progression, even within the same family. Emerging observations reveal that mitochondrial impairment and oxidative stress may be implicated in the pathogenesis of FD. To investigate if specific genetic(More)
BACKGROUND The etiologic determinants of stroke in young adults remain a diagnostic challenge in up to one-fourth of cases. Increasing evidences led to consider Fabry's disease (FD) as a possible cause to check up. We aimed at evaluating the prevalence of unrecognized FD in a cohort of patients with juvenile stroke in northern Sardinia. METHODS For this(More)