Arab Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide

Arab Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide

by Ernest L. Abel
     
 

Certain disorders tend to occur in some ethnic groups more than others. In 2001, McFarland published the author's Jewish Genetic Disorders ("superb guide...outstanding writing and well-organized text...current and comprehensive...exceptional"—Library Journal). This new work covers genetic disorders that have been noted to occur with relatively high frequency

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Overview

Certain disorders tend to occur in some ethnic groups more than others. In 2001, McFarland published the author's Jewish Genetic Disorders ("superb guide...outstanding writing and well-organized text...current and comprehensive...exceptional"—Library Journal). This new work covers genetic disorders that have been noted to occur with relatively high frequency in Arab populations or that are unique to them. It begins with a discussion of the basic facts about genetics and genetic diseases, and who the Arab people are and why certain genetic disorders are more common in this population. The genetic disorders are then categorized as follows: blood, cardiovascular, central nervous system, connective tissue, endocrine system, metabolic, neuromuscular, respiratory, sensory, skeletal, and skin. For each category, the disorders are examined in terms of symptoms, frequency, cause, the occasional "Faustian Bargain," diagnosis, transmission, treatment, and prevention. References for more information are also provided. The book concludes with information on genetic counseling for Arab-Americans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786414635
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/07/2003
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Ernest L. Abel is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Psychology at Wayne State University, where he has received the honor of "Distinguished Professor." He is also the author of Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide (2001). He lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

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