Gaucher disease associated with Parkinsonism: Four further case reports

Judit Várkonyi, Hanna Rosenbaum, Nicole Baumann, Jennifer J. MacKenzie, Zsuzsa Simon, Judith Aharon-Peretz, Jamie M. Walker, Nahid Tayebi, Ellen Sidransky

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Type 1 Gaucher disease is considered the non-neuronopathic form of this autosomal recessively inherited lysosomal storage disease. We report the simultaneous occurrence of Gaucher disease with parkinsonism in four adult patients. The patients had a relatively early onset of parkinsonian manifestations, and their disease was rapidly progressive and refractory to therapy. Each had a different Gaucher genotype, although four alleles carried the common N370S mutation. No mutations were identified in the genes for parkin or α-synuclein. The concurrence of these two phenotypes, both in this series of patients and in others in the literature, suggests a shared pathway, modifier, or other genetic etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics
Volume116 A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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