Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
The risk of having type 1 Gaucher's disease or being a carrier is higher if you're of Eastern or Central European Jewish (Ashkenazi) ancestry. Types 2 and 3 can occur in any ethnic group, except for a certain form of type 3 that's more common in people of Swedish descent.
A family history of any type of Gaucher's disease increases the risk of being either a carrier of Gaucher's or of developing the disease.
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