Involvement of the foot and ankle in patients with Gaucher disease

Kalman Katz*, Liora Kornreich, Gadi Horev, Nitza Ziv, Michael Soudry, Ian J. Cohen

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Of 48 children with type I Gaucher disease treated at our hospital, 11 had involvement of the foot and ankle that first appeared in adolescence. Follow-up ranged from 3 to 27 years (average, 10 years). We reviewed their clinical and radiographic histories. Patients presented with four types of pain: six (7 events of pain) complained of dull pain defined as nonspecific; seven (11 events) had severe pain caused by bone crisis; two (2 events) had moderate progressive pain caused by pathological fractures; and one had painful swollen ankles caused by degenerative arthritis. Greater awareness of these complications in patients with Gaucher disease will prevent misdiagnosis and lead to early treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999


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