Gaucher Disease Contents Page
The Gauchers Association was formed in 1991 to meet the needs of those suffering from Gaucher disease. Its members are mainly in the UK and Ireland. We aim to:
Gauchers Association is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom. Number 1095657.
Gaucher disease is an inherited, enzyme deficiency, disorder. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can appear at any time, from infancy to old age.
These Gaucher symptons may include anaemia, fatigue, easy bruising and a tendency to bleed. An enlarged spleen and liver may also occur in Gaucher disease as well as bone pain, degeneration and fractures.
The most common form of Gaucher disease (Type 1) affects 1 in 100,000 of the general population although it is estimated that not all those who have Gaucher disease will show symptoms. In the rarer Type 2 and Type 3 Gaucher disease, neurological problems will occur.
Please note that anyone who suffers from Gaucher's Disease or thinks they suffer from it should consult a physician who is experienced with dealing with the condition. The information included on these pages is intended to be useful to patients and physicians but it is no substitute for skilled medical advice. The same caveat applies to any pages to which this site is linked.
Or write to:
3 Bull Pitch
Gloucestershire GL11 4NG
Tel: 01453 549 231
Tel from outside the UK: +44 1453 549 231
The World Wide Web references for Gauchers Association is www.gaucher.org.uk.
This page last updated 12 December
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Site founded March 1996.
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