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what are treatments for Gaucher disease if drugs haven't helped?

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Gaucher disease can lead to enlarged liver and spleen, bone problems, and other symptoms. If enzyme replacement therapy and other drugs don’t help enough, other treatments may be an option:

  • Surgery to remove the swollen spleen
  • Joint replacement surgery for weak and damaged joints
  • Blood transfusion to boost your red blood cell count

From: Treatments for Gaucher Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Gaucher Disease: Treatments and drugs."

National Gaucher Foundation.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Gaucher Association: "What is Type 3 Gaucher Disease?"

Genetic Disease Foundation.

Eghbali-Fatourechi, G. , published online December 2014. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

National Gaucher Foundation of Canada: "Treatment Options."

Cochrane Review 2017.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Gaucher Disease: Treatments and drugs."

National Gaucher Foundation.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Gaucher Association: "What is Type 3 Gaucher Disease?"

Genetic Disease Foundation.

Eghbali-Fatourechi, G. , published online December 2014. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

National Gaucher Foundation of Canada: "Treatment Options."

Cochrane Review 2017.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 05, 2018

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