Tijdschrift voor Kindergeneeskunde

, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 69–73 | Cite as

Hevige pijnklachten aan handen en voeten bij koorts en huidafwijkingen: de ziekte van Fabry

  • M.G. Bouwman
  • F.A. Wijburg
  • S.M. Rombach
  • G.E. Linthorst
  • C.E.M. Hollak
  • J.M.F.G. Aerts


De ziekte van Fabry is een zeldzame X-gebonden lysosomale stapelingsziekte. Vanwege de zeldzaamheid van de ziekte en de atypische verschijnselen wordt de diagnose meestal pas laat gesteld. Op volwassen leeftijd leidt de ziekte tot aanzienlijke morbiditeit en mortaliteit. Gezien de nieuwe therapeutische mogelijkheden en veranderende inzichten is vroege opsporing van de ziekte van belang. De kenmerkende klachten en verschijnselen op de kinderleeftijd zijn: (1) hevige pijnklachten in de handen en voeten (acroparesthesieën), (2) het onvermogen om goed te zweten (hypohidrosis of anhidrosis), (3) kenmerkende huidafwijkingen (angiokeratomen) en (4) gastro-intestinale klachten (buikpijn en diarree). Het ziektebeeld wordt geïllustreerd met een casus.


Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomale storage disorder, causing significant morbidity and a reduced life-span in adults. Diagnosis of Fabry disease is often delayed. However, early diagnosis is warranted to initiate timely therapeutic intervention and follow-up. In children, Fabry disease is characterized by (1) severe pains in hands and feet (acroparesthesia), (2) inability to sweat (anhydrosis), (3) angiokeratoma, and (4) gastro-intestinal complaints (abdominal pain and diarrhea). The disease will be illustrated by a case report.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.G. Bouwman
    • 1
  • F.A. Wijburg
    • 1
  • S.M. Rombach
    • 1
  • G.E. Linthorst
    • 1
  • C.E.M. Hollak
    • 2
  • J.M.F.G. Aerts
    • 3
  1. 1.Emma KinderziekenhuisAmsterdamThe Nederlands
  2. 2.afdeling Interne GeneeskundeEndocrinologie en MetabolismeAmsterdamThe Nederlands
  3. 3.afdeling Medische BiochemieAmsterdam Lysosome Center ‘Sphinx’, AMCAmsterdamThe Nederlands

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