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Prevalence and management of Gaucher disease

Authors Burrow, Barnes, Grabowski G

Published 21 June 2011 Volume 2011:2 Pages 59—73


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T Andrew Burrow, Sonya Barnes, Gregory A Grabowski
The Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Abstract: Gaucher disease is a phenotypically heterogeneous autosomal recessively inherited lysosomal storage disease, resulting from deficient activity of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase (GCase, acid ß-glucosidase) due to mutations in GBA1. Gaucher disease is the prototype for which disease-specific pharmacological therapy was successfully employed. The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive review and critical examination of the prevalence, pathophysiology, natural history, and management of Gaucher disease.

Keywords: lysosomal storage disease, pathophysiology, treatment, inborn errors of metabolism

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