Six Facts About Gaucher Disease
Gaucher disease is a genetic disorder that affects many of the body's organs and tissues. Type 1 Gaucher disease is the most common form of this condition; it's also called non-neuronopathic Gaucher disease. About 1 in 1,000 in Ashkenazi Jews are affected by this disease, and about 1 in 12 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers. This condition ranges from mild to severe and may appear anytime from childhood to adulthood.