The authors report on a 25 year-old male Gaucher patient who developed rapid bone deterioration. The patient was splenectomised at age 3 and had no signs and symptoms of bone involvement for more than 20 years. In addition to the infarction in the right tibia, severe bone necrosis was detected in components of the left hip. This report suggests that bone deterioration may develop insidiously at any time in Gaucher patients, and that long-term and regular follow up is warranted.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rapidly developing bone destruction in a patient with type 1 Gaucher disease|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 30 2003|
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