Gaucher disease Treatment
There is currently no cure for Gaucher, but different therapies are available which may help treat many of the major symptoms.1
Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT)1
ERT is designed to work by replacing the missing or deficient enzyme. So the fatty molecules (cerebrosides) are removed by natural processes.
Substrate Reduction Therapy (SRT)1
SRT is designed to work by reducing the amount of fatty molecules (cerebrosides) in the body, so the enzyme has less work to do.
Patients with Gaucher disease may also be given medicines that help manage their symptoms (e.g. pain killers).2 These do not treat Gaucher disease itself but may help reduce the impact it has on the body.2
1. Nagral A. Gaucher disease. J Clin exp hepatol 2014;4(1):37-50.
2. Mignot C, et al. handb Clin Neurol. 2013;113:1709-15.
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