How is Gaucher disease inherited?
Gaucher disease is hereditary and can affect several members of a family within
a single generation.
patient with Gaucher disease type 1 treated with Cerdelga
Gaucher disease is hereditary, which means that the genes for the disease are passed from one generation to the next. A person with just one gene for Gaucher disease is a carrier. Carriers do not develop the disease but can pass the gene on to their children.
Both males and females are affected equally and the probability of having a child with Gaucher disease type 1 does not change,no matter how many children the parents have.