Abstract

Four patients with moderately severe type I Gaucher disease were treated with commercially available mannose terminated glucocerebrosidase (Ceredase; Genzyme, Boston, MA) for up to 13 months. The enzyme was administered at the rate of three to four times weekly at one fourth the total recommended dosage, greatly decreasing the cost. Marked regression of hepatomegaly and improvement in liver function tests, peripheral blood counts, and serum angiotensin- converting enzyme levels were documented. The two patients with pulmonary involvement manifested improvement in pulmonary function tests. Skeletal disease remained unchanged.

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