Presentation on Gauchers Disease

Gauchers disease is a rare genetic diseases involving a deficiency of an enzyme glucocerebrosidase which normally break down certain body glycolipids. This fatty substance then accumulates in “Gaucher cells” which are found particularly in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Damage in these organs ┬áthat cause disease.┬áThis fatty substance then accumulates in “Gaucher cells” which are found particularly in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Damage in these organs that cause disease. Both parents must be carriers in order for a child to be affected. If both parents are carriers, 25%, chance with each pregnancy for an affected child.