ALAN S. MEDOFF, M.D.; EDWIN D. BAYRD, M.D.
Gaucher's disease is a rare, heredofamilial disorder of cerebroside metabolism characterized clinically in the adult by an insidious onset, splenomegaly, pigmentation, pingueculae, a protracted course, and usually some hematologic abnormality. In an effort to determine the incidence and nature of these hematologic variations and, in addition, to study the effects of splenectomy on patients having this disease, we have reviewed all proved cases of Gaucher's disease seen at the Mayo Clinic through the year 1950. Twenty-nine such cases were found (tables 1 and 2). Since the majority of clinical reports dealing with this disease contain only small numbers of cases,
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MEDOFF AS, BAYRD ED. GAUCHER'S DISEASE IN 29 CASES: HEMATOLOGIC COMPLICATIONS AND EFFECT OF SPLENECTOMY(GAUCHER'S DISEASE IN 29 CASES: HEMATOLOGIC COMPLICATIONS AND EFFECT OF SPLENECTOMY*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:481–492. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-481
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(3):481-492.
Encephalopathy, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology.
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