Efficacy and Safety of Taliglucerase Alfa for the Treatment of Gaucher Disease: A 9-Year Experience

Livia D’Avila Paskulin, Rodrigo Tzovenos Starosta, Filippo Pinto E Vairo, Bárbara C. Krug, Paulo Picon, Ida Vanessa Doederlein Schwartz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Gaucher disease (GD) is one of the most common lysosomal disorders, occurring in approximately 1 in 40,000 live births worldwide. Since 2014 enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with taliglucerase alfa has been the treatment of choice for adult patients with GD in Brazil. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of taliglucerase alfa in a cohort of Brazilian patients treated at a referral center for inborn errors of metabolism. All patients who received at least one infusion of the enzyme at the study center were considered eligible to participate. Patients were followed for adverse reactions and events throughout the study period. Platelets, hemoglobin, chitotriosidase activity, bone marrow burden (BMB) score, bone mineral density, and the severity score index (SSI) were analyzed. For patients who were switched to taliglucerase alfa from imiglucerase, the same variables were compared before and after the switch. At 9-year follow-up, all parameters of interest had remained stable or improved. The overall rate of adverse events was lower than in other studies that evaluated long-term ERT with taliglucerase, and no serious adverse events were considered related to treatment. Based on our findings, ERT with taliglucerase alfa is an effective and safe approach for treatment of patients with GD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20210031
JournalJournal of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Screening
StatePublished - 2022


  • GBA
  • Gaucher disease
  • enzyme replacement therapy
  • taliglucerase alfa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Genetics(clinical)


Dive into the research topics of 'Efficacy and Safety of Taliglucerase Alfa for the Treatment of Gaucher Disease: A 9-Year Experience'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this