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:
- A severe form that occurs in infants
- Usually causes death by age 2 from severe neurologic disease or anemia.
- 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.
Continue to Gaucher's Disease Genetics
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