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Gaucher cell, photomicrograph #2

Gaucher cell, photomicrograph #2

Overview

Gaucher's disease is called a "lipid storage disease" where abnormal amounts of lipids called "glycosphingolipids" are stored in special cells called reticuloendothelial cells. Classically, the nucleus is pushed off to the side and the remainder of the cell is filled with abnormal lipids.

Update Date 11/25/2014