Acid Beta-Glucosidase Deficiency

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Definition

Acid Beta-glucosidase deficiency is a rare genetic biochemical defect characterized by the lack of glucocerebrosidase enzyme in the body. This is usually presented by a greater tendency to form bruises, fatigue, femoral head necrosis and an enlarged abdomen. It is sometimes called Gaucher's disease.

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