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Other Names for this Disease
- Acute cerebral Gaucher disease
- Cerebroside lipidosis syndrome
- Gaucher splenomegaly
- Glucosyl cerebroside lipidosis
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Gaucher disease refers to a group of inherited conditions that affect many organs and tissues in the body. Signs and symptoms vary widely among affected individuals. There are different types of this condition: Gaucher disease perinatal lethal, Gaucher disease type 1, Gaucher disease type 2, and Gaucher disease type 3. Gaucher disease type 1 is the most common form of this condition. Gaucher disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the GBA gene.
- Gaucher disease. Genetics Home Reference. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/gaucher-disease. Accessed May 3, 2011.
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