Gaucher disease and brucella: Just a mere coincidence ?

Erturk N., Karter Y., Tungkale A., Sipahioglu F.

GENETIC COUNSELING, vol.14, pp.363-365, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : GENETIC COUNSELING
  • Page Numbers: pp.363-365


Gaucher disease type 1 and brucellosis are chronic diseases with similar symptoms and physical signs though the former is the most common lysosomal storage disease and the latter is an infectious disease. The similarities between these diseases make differential diagnosis difficult. Immunodeficiency is a feature of Gaucher disease type 1 and increases the susceptibility towards infections. A Gaucher disease type 1 patient with brucellosis is presented with improvement after treatment of brucellosis.