Gaucher disease is an inherited (genetic) condition that is due to a deficiency in the enzyme glucocerebrosidase.
Gaucher disease leads to the accumulation of fatty substances in certain organs.
The main signs and symptoms of Gaucher disease are:
- Anemia (low red blood cell count)
- Low platelet count, that can lead to easy bruising.
- Enlarged spleen and liver (hepatosplenomegaly)
- Easy bleeding that is difficult to stop.
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Is Gaucher’s Disease Fatal?
Prognosis. Individuals with type 1 Gaucher disease are usually able to live a normal lifespan. … Type 2 Gaucher disease is universally fatal within two years. Type 3 Gaucher disease has a life expectancy of 20 to 40 years.Read Here…
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Fatty Liver Disease
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