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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is gaucher disease or gangliosidosis?

GM1 gangliosidosis is an inherited disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord. Some researchers classify this condition into three types based on the age at which signs and symptoms first appear.

Symptoms of gaucher disease or gangliosidosis

  • Seizures within the last 1 week

  • Stomach feels bloated

  • Seizure for the first time ever

  • Seizure

  • Postictal state

Questions your doctor may ask to check for gaucher disease or gangliosidosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose gaucher disease or gangliosidosis

  • Have you had a seizure within the last week?

  • Do you feel that your abdomen (stomach) is bloated or has a lot of gas?

  • Was that your first ever seizure (fit)?

  • Have you had a seizure?

Treatment for gaucher disease or gangliosidosis

Gaucher disease has no cure. Treatment options for types 1 and 3 include medicine and enzyme replacement therapy, which is usually very effective. There is no good treatment for the brain damage of types 2 and 3.

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