How are Gaucher disease and sickle cell disease (SCD) differentiated?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Gaucher disease also expands the marrow cavity and causes bone marrow infarction. Unlike sickle cell disease, which causes splenic infarction, Gaucher disease causes splenomegaly.

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