History and presenting signs and symptoms in 26 Hungarian Gaucher patients are described in order to promote recognition of non-diagnosed patients. Macrophages accumulating glucocerebrosidase due to deficient glucocerebrosidase activity may be present in many organs leading to a wide variety of clinical manifestations. The most common presenting signs and symptoms are splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, hypersplenism with anemia and thrombocytopenia, and bone deterioration. Rare manifestations of Gaucher disease including glomerulonephritis, pericarditis, pericardial calcification, haemorrhagic colitis and amyloidosis are also discussed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 13 2002|
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