We describe monozygotic twin sisters, born to consanguineous Moroccan parents, who are highly discordant for the manifestations of Gaucher disease. Both carry Gaucher genotype N188S/N188S. One has severe visceral involvement, epilepsy, and a cerebellar syndrome. Her twin does not manifest any symptoms or signs of Gaucher disease but suffers from type 1 diabetes mellitus. The concurrence of a mild Gaucher mutation with a severe phenotype, as well as the occurrence of highly discordant phenotypes in a pair of monozygotic twins, is discussed.
- Gaucher disease
- Monozygotic twins