Lysosomal Storage Disorders
Gaucher disease is the most common disorder in a group of more than 40 diseases classified as a lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). Other LSDs include Tay-Sachs disease, Mucopolysaccharidosis, and Fabry disease. For some LSDs, disease-specific therapy is currently available.
Grouped together, LSDs affect 1 in about every 7,700 babies born. Although you may feel alone in your diagnosis, there are many organizations and societies that help bring LSD patients and their families together with others who have shared similar experiences. In addition, they can provide educational and practical information and advocate on behalf of patients.
Gaucher cells accumulate and displace healthy normal cells in bone marrow and organs such as the liver and spleen. This accumulation causes a host of signs, including skeletal deterioration, anemia, and organ dysfunction.
For more than two decades, the Gaucher Registry has been a global resource to the medical and patient communities, helping to improve outcomes in patients with Gaucher disease. Learn more about participating in the Gaucher Registry »