Gaucher Patients Not at Increase Risk From COVID-19, Study Says

Gaucher Patients Not at Increase Risk From COVID-19, Study Says

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Gaucher Patients Not at Increase Risk From COVID-19, Study Says

People with Gaucher disease are not at increased risk of severe disease if they become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, new research indicates. The results were published in the journal Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, in the study “Gaucher disease and SARS-CoV-2 infection: Experience from 181 patients in New York.” Gaucher disease is caused by mutations in the gene GBA, resulting in the abnormal buildup of the fat molecule glucocerebroside in organs. One of…

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