Haematological Problems Associated with Gaucher's Disease

  • WAL Heaton
  • P Jacobs

Abstract

Five recent cases of Gaucher's disease seen at Groote Schuur Hospital illustrate the haematological complications. The main problem is hypersplenism with secondary thrombocytopenia. Two patients underwent splenectomy for this reason, and one gained lasting improvement. None of the more rare haematological problems was seen in this series.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1300 (1974).

Author Biographies

WAL Heaton
Department of Haematology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
P Jacobs
Department of Haematology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
Published
2018-03-17
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135