Gaucher disease type 1

Serious pulmonary infection in a splenectomized patient with adult type 1 Gaucher disease

Y. Zhang, Mao, Y. F., and Du, J. M., Serious pulmonary infection in a splenectomized patient with adult type 1 Gaucher disease, vol. 14. pp. 3338-3344, 2015.

A 49-year-old man with a history of Gaucher disease type 1, resulting in serious splenomegaly and eating disorder, was referred to our department and underwent a splenectomy under general anesthesia. Gaucher disease is very rare, and its first signs are unexplained splenomegaly and hypersplenism. On preoperative examination, the patient’s platelet count was slightly low, and his other test results were normal. Surprisingly, on the first postoperative day, the patient developed a lung infection.

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