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What is Gaucher disease type 1?

What is Gaucher disease type 1?

  • Gaucher disease type 1: A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the deficiency of the enzyme called glucocerebrosidase and accumulation of glycosylceramide (glucocerebroside). There are three forms of this disease: type 1, 2 and 3. Type 1 is the visceral, chronic form which usually starts during adulthood.

Gaucher disease type 1: Introduction

Types of Gaucher disease type 1:

Broader types of Gaucher disease type 1:

How many people get Gaucher disease type 1?

Prevalance of Gaucher disease type 1: 1 per 500 - 1,000 people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage are affected by type 1 Gaucher disease, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Gaucher disease type 1: approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Gaucher disease type 1?

Complications of Gaucher disease type 1: see complications of Gaucher disease type 1

What causes Gaucher disease type 1?

Causes of Gaucher disease type 1: see causes of Gaucher disease type 1

What are the symptoms of Gaucher disease type 1?

Symptoms of Gaucher disease type 1: see symptoms of Gaucher disease type 1

Complications of Gaucher disease type 1: see complications of Gaucher disease type 1

Can anyone else get Gaucher disease type 1?

More information: see contagiousness of Gaucher disease type 1
Inheritance: see inheritance of Gaucher disease type 1

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Gaucher disease type 1: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Gaucher disease type 1.
Treatments for Gaucher disease type 1: see treatments for Gaucher disease type 1
Research for Gaucher disease type 1: see research for Gaucher disease type 1

Name and Aliases of Gaucher disease type 1

Main name of condition: Gaucher disease type 1

Other names or spellings for Gaucher disease type 1:

Gaucher disease, noncerebral juvenile, GD 1, Glucocerebrosidase deficiency, Acid beta-glucosidase deficiency, GBA DEFICIENCY

Gaucher disease type 1: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Gaucher disease type 1:

 

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