2a. Types of Disease



Sidransky E. Disco Med. 2012;14:273-81.

There are three types of Gaucher Disease. The most common is Type 1, it can present itself at any time from infancy up to late 60’s, 70’s or even 80’s. There is a highly variable degree of severity, and variable combinations of organ involvement. Neuronopathic Gaucher Disease is rare, and there are 2 broad phenotypes of neuronopathic Gaucher Disease. Type 2, which is a full mutate acute variety which is immediately life-threatening. It occurs usually in infancy, it can even present at birth, and the life expectancy at best is 2 to 3 years. Type 3 is a chronic neuronopathic form of the disease, and its onset is in infancy or childhood. There is variable degrees of survival, and death often occurs by the age of 30 years.







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