Gaucher's Disease or Gaucher Disease (GD)-- is a genetic disorder in which glucocerebroside (a sphingolipid, also known as glucosylceramide) accumulates in cells and certain organs. The disorder is characterized by bruising, fatigue, anemia, low blood platelet count and enlargement of the liver and spleen, and is caused by a hereditary deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase (also known as glucosylceramidase), which acts on glucocerebroside.

Gaucher's Disease or Gaucher Disease (GD)-- is a genetic disorder in which glucocerebroside (a sphingolipid, also known as glucosylceramide) accumulates in cells and certain organs. The disorder is characterized by bruising, fatigue, anemia, low blood platelet count and enlargement of the liver and spleen, and is caused by a hereditary deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase (also known as glucosylceramidase), which acts on glucocerebroside.

http://www.gaucherdisease.org/    Gaucher disease can affect anyone.

http://www.gaucherdisease.org/ Gaucher disease can affect anyone.

July 18, 2013: Gaucher's disease is a genetic disease in which a fatty substance (lipid) accumulates in cells and certain organs. It is a form of sphingolipidosis (a subgroup of lysosomal storage diseases), as it involves dysfunctional metabolism of sphingolipids. The disorder is characterized by bruising, fatigue, anemia, low blood platelets, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. It is caused by a hereditary deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase.

July 18, 2013: Gaucher's disease is a genetic disease in which a fatty substance (lipid) accumulates in cells and certain organs. It is a form of sphingolipidosis (a subgroup of lysosomal storage diseases), as it involves dysfunctional metabolism of sphingolipids. The disorder is characterized by bruising, fatigue, anemia, low blood platelets, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. It is caused by a hereditary deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase.

A layman's overview of Gaucher disease.  A very expensive disease to manage. 80% is drug cost.

A layman's overview of Gaucher disease. A very expensive disease to manage. 80% is drug cost.

What is Gaucher's Disease.

What is Gaucher's Disease.

Gaucher Disease (this is a hereditary disease)

Gaucher Disease (this is a hereditary disease)

Gaucher Disease - National Gaucher Foundation - Symptoms, Treatment and Education

Gaucher Disease - National Gaucher Foundation - Symptoms, Treatment and Education

Gaucher disease (Gaucher's disease)  As a result of research, development and years of education and outreach, there are thousands of people who have been diagnosed with Gaucher disease. It is the most prevalent Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) in the world and is present in approximately 1 in 20,000 live births.

Gaucher disease (Gaucher's disease) As a result of research, development and years of education and outreach, there are thousands of people who have been diagnosed with Gaucher disease. It is the most prevalent Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) in the world and is present in approximately 1 in 20,000 live births.

How You Can Help People Living with Gaucher Disease- During October, you can show your support for people affected by Gaucher disease and make a great fashion statement at the same time by taking part in the Steps Ahead of Gaucher effort.  It’s free and fun!  The Steps Ahead of Gaucher program will be distributing free green shoelaces to thousands of people in the coming weeks. All you have to do is get your laces and wear them during October, and help raise awareness of Gaucher disease.

How You Can Help People Living with Gaucher Disease- During October, you can show your support for people affected by Gaucher disease and make a great fashion statement at the same time by taking part in the Steps Ahead of Gaucher effort. It’s free and fun! The Steps Ahead of Gaucher program will be distributing free green shoelaces to thousands of people in the coming weeks. All you have to do is get your laces and wear them during October, and help raise awareness of Gaucher disease.

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