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Gaucher disease is a rare, genetic disorder that causes the accumulation of glucosylceramide, also known as glucocerebroside, (GL-1) in cells, resulting in progressive, multi-organ dysfunction.1 Gaucher disease type 1 can be effectively managed once diagnosed.2
More than 90% of Gaucher disease patients are type 1.2 Although Gaucher disease type 1 is a rare genetic condition, it’s important to understand its occurrence in different patient populations.
Pan-ethnic, and occurs in ~1 in 40,000 in the general population
More common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
American Jews are Ashkenazi