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Two Cases of Gaucher's Disease in Brothers

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(12):1752-1760.
Published online December 15, 1993.
Two Cases of Gaucher's Disease in Brothers
Seung Beum Cho, Heung Sik Kim, Chin Moo Kang
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea
형제에서 발생한 Gaucher씨병 2례
조성범, 김홍식, 강진무
계명대학교 동산의료원 소아과학교실
We experienced two cases of Gaucher's disease of adult type in brother aged four years and two years. The patients showed hepatosplenomegaly with anemia and thrombocytopenia. Typical Gaucher cells were found in bone marrow and biopsy specimens of liver and spleen through light and electron microscopic examination. Splenectomy was followed by improvement of anemia and thrombocytopenia. A brief review of literature was made.
Key Words: Gaucher's disease, Brother

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