An Intriguing Case of Anaemia and Splenomegaly
Objectives: Thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly are common features in several haematological disorders. Gaucher disease (GD) is a rare lysosomal storage disorder frequently characterized by thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly, which represents a clinical challenge for haematologists and internists.
Case: We describe the case of a 37-year-old patient with a diagnosis of spherocytosis since childhood, who developed hepatic failure and presented striking features of GD including hepatosplenomegaly, bone fractures and post-partum bleeding. We reconsidered the diagnosis of spherocytosis and investigated Gaucher disease.
Conclusion: GD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly.
Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)