Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gaucher's Disease Types

There are 3 types of Gaucher's disease:

  • Type 1:
    • Symptoms of enlarged liver, spleen, anemia and lung involvement
    • Usually begins in older children or young adults.
    • The brain is not affected.
    • Sometimes this form is very mild.
  • Type 2:
  • Type 3:
    • A mild form that usually begins in early adults.
    • Mild symptoms due to liver, spleen, skeletal, neurologic, anemic and other problems are usually present.
    • Brain damage can occur in this form.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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