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How does VPRIV treat Gaucher's disease?

Gaucher's disease is a condition that's caused by a deficiency in a certain enzyme; without this enzyme, a substance called glucocerebroside builds up in the body, damaging multiple systems. VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa) functions as a replacement for the enzyme, keeping the buildup from occurring in the lungs, liver, bone marrow, brain and spleen. VPRIV helps the body function normally again.

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