National Gaucher Association
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Get the Facts About Gaucher Disease with No-Cost Genetic Screening (Sponsored)
Gaucher (pronounced go-SHAY) disease is a genetic disorder that can have serious consequences for the brain, bones, spleen and liver. The disease is quite rare, but the carrier gene is not. 1 in 10 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier of the gene that causes Gaucher disease. This is why genetic screening is so critical. It’s…
Can Gaucher Disease Carriers Have Symptoms?
The National Gaucher Foundation has received several inquiries from people identified as carriers who are experiencing Gaucher disease (pronounced go-SHAY) symptoms. Many people are curious about whether or not Gaucher disease carriers can have symptoms. The short answer is no, but it is possible that some people were misdiagnosed. This post explores how Gaucher disease…
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