Think You Know About Gaucher? Think Again

How much do you know about Gaucher disease?

If you live with the condition or know someone who does, you might know a lot. But have you ever tested your knowledge?

As Chris Woolston points out at HealthDay, Gaucher and its treatment have come a long way since the days when it was viewed as “a medical mystery.” Today there are a variety of treatments, including enzyme replacement therapy and even oral medications.

But did you know that Gaucher can affect multiple organs, including the liver, spleen, bones, and even lead to increased bruising.

Do you know how a person gets Gaucher? Or when symptoms typically present themselves? Is there a particular sub-population that’s more susceptible to Gaucher?


This website and countless others have all the resources you need to expand your knowledge of this rare disease. If you’re feeling confident in your abilities, test yourself then let us know how you did in the comments below!

Want to learn more about the symptoms of and treatments for Gaucher? Visit the National Gaucher Foundation website.

James Ernest Cassady

James Ernest Cassady

Though "Ernest" is a family name that's been passed down for generations, James truly earned his middle moniker when, at the age of five, he told his mother that "laughing is stupid unless EVERYBODY is happy." Since then, the serious little bastard has been on a mission to highlight the world's shortcomings (and hopefully correct them). In addition to his volunteer work at hospitals and animal shelters, James also enjoys documentaries and the work of William Faulkner. He is originally from Oklahoma.

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