Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide

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This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the non-Jewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The information that follows is categorized under blood, cancers, central nervous system, connective tissue, gastrointestinal, metabolic or endocrine, respiratory, sensory, and skin. Included for each disorder is information on variations, frequency, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, transmission, treatment and prevention, ...
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About the Book This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the non-Jewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts ... concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The information that follows is categorized under blood, cancers, central nervous system, connective tissue, gastrointestinal, metabolic or endocrine, respiratory, sensory, and skin. Included for each disorder is information on variations, frequency, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, transmission, treatment and prevention, and notes on where more information about each disorder can be obtained. A glossary of terms and index are provided. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the non-Jewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The information that follows is categorized under blood, cancers, central nervous system, connective tissue, gastrointestinal, metabolic or endocrine, respiratory, sensory, and skin. Included for each disorder is information on variations, frequency, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, transmission, treatment and prevention, and notes on where more information about each disorder can be obtained. A glossary of terms and index are provided.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786440870
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/27/2008
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest L. Abel teaches at Wayne State University, where he has received the honor of "Distinguished Professor." He is also the author of more than forty other books and his articles have been published in various popular and scholarly magazines and journals.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments iv Introduction 1
1 Basic Facts About Genetics and Genetic Diseases 11
2 Why the Jews? 24
3 Blood Disorders 36 Gaucher Disease 37 Factor XI Deficiency 44 Fanconi Anemia 48 Glanzmann Thrombasthenia 53 Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency 54 Thalassemia 59
4 Cancer 66 Breast Cancer: The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations 69 Colorectal Cancer: The I1307K Mutation 81
5 Central Nervous System Disorders 88 Ataxia-telangiectasia 90 Canavan Disease 94 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease 99 Familial Dysautonomia aka Riley-Day Syndrome 103 Hunter Syndrome 107 Metachromatic Leukodystrophy 110 Mucolipidosis Type IV 113 Niemann-Pick Disease 116 Primary Torsion Dystonia 120 Tay-Sachs Disease 126
6 Connective Tissue Disorders 138 Familial Mediterranean Fever 138
7 Gastrointestinal Disorders 143 Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease 144 Lactose Intolerance 155
8 Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders 159 Abetalipoproteinemia 159 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia 162 Cystinuria 169 Essential Pentosuria 173 Familial Hypercholesterolemia 174 Familial Hyperinsulinism 182 Tarui Disease 185
9 Respiratory Disorders 189 Cystic Fibrosis 190
10 Sensory Disorders 200 Hearing Loss 200
11 Skin Disorders 204 Bloom Syndrome 204 Pemphigus Vulgaris 208
12 Eliminating Jewish Genetic Diseases 210 Glossary 217 Appendix Screening Centers 229 Index 237
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