Enzyme therapy for Gaucher disease: the first 5 years.

  title={Enzyme therapy for Gaucher disease: the first 5 years.},
  author={Gregory A. Grabowski and Nancy Leslie and Richard M Wenstrup},
  journal={Blood reviews},
  volume={12 2},
Gaucher disease was first described by Philippe Gaucher in his 1882 medical thesis. Gaucher's original concept was of an unusual epithelioma of the spleen. By the early 1900s, Mandelbaum recognized the systemic nature of the disease. Several children with Gaucher disease were described at the turn of the century, but Rusca described a rapidly progressive fatal neurodegenerative type of disease, i.e. type 2, in the 1920s. The 'juvenile' form (type 3) of the disease was described in Sweden in the… CONTINUE READING

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