Gaucher disease and brucella: Just a mere coincidence ?

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

GENETIC COUNSELING, vol.14, no.3, pp.363-365, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.363-365
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


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.