Basic Summary for Gaucher Disease
Main name of condition: Gaucher Disease
Other names or spellings: Gaucherís disease
What is Gaucher Disease?
Brief description of Gaucher Disease: Genetic metabolic syndrome with buildup of fatty deposits
Parent types of Gaucher Disease: Liver conditions, Chronic liver disease, Brain conditions, Genetic Disease, Bone Marrow Conditions
Organs Affected by Gaucher Disease: metabolism, spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow, brain
Types of Gaucher Disease: Type 1 adult Gaucher disease, Type 2 infantile Gaucher disease, Type 3 juvenile Gaucher disease
How serious is Gaucher Disease?
Prognosis of Gaucher Disease: There is no permanent cure for Gaucherís. Enzyme replacement therapy is very beneficial for type 1 patients and most of the type 3 patients with this condition. 1
What causes Gaucher Disease?
Cause of Gaucher Disease: Genetic defect causing a deficiency of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase
Class of Condition for Gaucher Disease: genetic
What are the symptoms of Gaucher Disease?
Symptoms of Gaucher Disease: see symptoms of Gaucher Disease
Can anyone else get Gaucher Disease?
Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.
How is it treated?
Treatments for Gaucher Disease: see treatments for Gaucher Disease
1. excerpt from NINDS Gaucher's Disease Information Page: NINDS
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