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Gaucher's Disease

  • By: Ross E. Breitbart M.S.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Gaucher's disease (GD) is a rare genetic disease that was first described by French physician Philippe Gaucher in 1882. Despite being the most common lysosomal storage disease, it afflicts fewer than 10,000 worldwide. Caused by one of over 200 inheritable defects ...

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