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May 1938

OSSEOUS FORM OF GAUCHER'S DISEASE: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK; MAMARONECK, N. Y.

From the medical service of Dr. Leopold Lichtwitz, Montefiore Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(5):798-807. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180100108011
Abstract

An excellent review of the osseous form of Gaucher's disease may be found in the article by Ludwig Pick.1 We are reporting this case of Gaucher's disease because of the extensive osseous changes and the unusual hematologic findings.

REPORT OF CASE  Sidney F., a Polish Jew, 26 years of age, was admitted for the last time to the Montefiore Hospital on Nov. 28, 1934. His parents and four brothers and sisters were living and well.

History.  —In 1921 he was incapacitated by intermittent pain, swelling and at times redness, commencing in the knee joints and soon involving the hips, shoulders, elbows and ankles. There was no fever. The arthritic pains were believed to be rheumatic. In 1922 a diagnostic puncture of the enlarged spleen showed the patient to be suffering from Gaucher's disease. During the next four years the articular pains recurred frequently and with increasing severity. Progressive enlargement

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