Journal article

Hematological manifestations and complications of Gaucher disease

Shoshana Revel-Vilk, Jeff Szer, Ari Zimran

EXPERT REVIEW OF HEMATOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Gaucher disease (GD), although pan-ethnic and rare (common in Ashkenazi Jews), is of great importance to hematologists both for diagnosis and management. The need for increased awareness of GD is that delayed diagnosis may lead to preventable irreversible complications (mainly skeletal) or unnecessary invasive procedures (e.g. bone marrow biopsy), and the birth of another affected sibling due to lack of genetic consulting.Areas covered: The review outlines the common hematological manifestations of GD, including splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, and anemia. Other hematological manifestations such as coagulation abnormalities, platelet dysfunction, gammopathy, and other hematologi..

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