Are there neurological symptoms in type 1 of gaucher disease?

Alaei, M. and Jafari, N. and Rohani, F. and Ahmadabadi, F. and Azadi, R. (2018) Are there neurological symptoms in type 1 of gaucher disease? Iranian Journal of Child Neurology, 12 (2). pp. 99-106.

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Objective Gaucher disease (GD) is a rare inborn error of metabolism, classified as a lipid storage disorders. This disease is caused by a deficiency in glucocerebrosidase enzyme. It has been classified according to the presence or absence of neurological symptoms into the following types: type 1 non-neuropathic, type 2 acute infantile neuropathic and type 3 or chronic neuropathic. We evaluated neurological symptoms in patients with GD1 and GD3 and compared both of these groups. Materials & Methods Eleven patients were identified according to their clinical presentation and the presence of disease confirmed by genetic testing, from 2006-2016, at the Mofid Children Hospital Clinic, Tehran, Iran. We included eight patients with GD 1 and three patients with GD3. Careful neurological examination was performed on these patients during treatment by pediatric neurologist. Results Patients with GD1 had some neurological symptoms including cognitive impairment, developmental disability, behavioral disorder, microcephaly and increased deep tendon reflexes (DTR). Of course, neurological signs in patients with type 3 of GD were different and were included seizures, supranuclear gaze palsy, cerebellar signs, and ataxia. Conclusion The current nomenclature for 3 types of Gaucher disease does not meet all clinical symptoms. Patients with GD1 display many neurological deficits in young ages not reported adequately earlier. © 2018, Iranian Child Neurology Society. All rights reserved.

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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2018 04:47
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