Gaucher disease—perinatal lethal

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Gaucher disease—perinatal lethal


Definition A distinct form of Gaucher disease type 2* (OMIM:608013) characterised by fetal onset of hydrops fetalis, neonatal distress, and death in utero. If born, neurologic involvement begins in the first week and leads to death within 3 months. 

*An autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder due to deficient activity of beta-glucocerebrosidase

Clinical findings Hepatosplenomegaly, ichthyosis, arthrogryposis, and facial dysmorphism.

Molecular pathology Defects of GBA, which encodes a key enzyme in glycolipid metabolism, cause Gaucher disease perinatal lethal type. 

Synonym Gaucher disease—collodion type


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