Managing patients with Gaucher disease
Managing your patients’ diagnosis doesn’t stop once they’ve received their results. Regardless of their test outcomes, knowing the next steps in their treatment journey can prepare them for the next stages.
Handling a positive result
Being diagnosed with Gaucher disease can be a life-changing experience for a patient and may take some time to process. During the early stages after diagnosis, it is important to keep in contact with the patient and ensure they have as many support resources as they need.
Following diagnosis, a patient with confirmed Gaucher disease should be referred to a specialist centre for treatment.
There are 13 specialist centres across the UK and Ireland, across 8 cities
As a heritable disorder, genetic counselling for patients with Gaucher disease can help them plan for their future.
- Learn more about a health condition that runs in their family, how it’s inherited, and which family members may be affected
- Assess the risk of passing Gaucher disease onto their child
- Access information about relevant support groups
MAT-XU-2201089 (v2.0) Date of preparation: October 2023