oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A further case of Gaucher's disease in a black Zimbabwean

Volume 35, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



We present a further case of Gaucher's disease in a 23 year old black Zimbabwean woman treated in Bulawayo. The patient underwent a splenectomy for hypersplenism due to massive splenomegaly. The patient did well post-operatively and has continued to honour her outpatient follow-up appointments. At the last review, 8 months after splenectomy, she still continues to enjoy good health. There was no family history suggestive of Gaucher's disease and there is no possibility that this patient could be related to the other 2 cases (sisters) reported by Muguti et al in 1987.

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