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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Amarish A Dave', D.O.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The book presents an overall clinical approach to Wilson's disease, from recognition to management.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise review of Wilson's disease. This is a treatable disease if caught early and increasing the clinician's awareness of its early signs is important. The book accomplishes this objective.
Audience: "The book is written so that it is easily read by students and clinicians. The author writes in a confident and competent manner and seems to be a credible authority on this topic. "
Features: The book addresses Wilson's disease from a clinician's standpoint. First, the author describes the early identifying clinical features and how to evaluate them. Then, he goes into the detailed workup of the disease and, finally, management. The book's strength is that it is clearly written and at a level that can be appreciated by students through attending neurologists. Illustrations of Kayser-Fleischer rings are valuable as well.
Assessment: This is a good quality, concise reference for Wilson's disease. The book could be strengthened by the inclusion of additional information on some of the other metabolic/inherited diseases that may mimic Wilson's disease, without going into great detail, but enough to provide the clinician with a more comprehensive understanding of mimickers.