Physicians' Guide to Rare Diseases

Physicians' Guide to Rare Diseases

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This classic reference, now with almost 900 disease descriptions, is edited by nationally known pediatrician Jess G. Thoene, M.D. a provides a quick, organized approach to identifying puzzling a unusual symptoms, giving patients the opportunity for early diagnosis a treatment. Special features include: * A full color atlas of visual clues, cross referenced to disease listings. * Thirteen separate specialty sections with an expert overview to introduce each section. Eminent clinicians from the outstanding research centers in rare diseases give you the current status of research a practical approaches to diagnosis a therapy of the rare diseases in that specialty. * Full reference to more than 250 orphan drugs. Each drug is cross referenced to the appropriate disease description. * Clear language for the Layperson. Though written for physicians, the descriptions of diseases, symptoms a treatments are clear a understandable for patients, educators a others outside the medical profession. Each disease description provides symptomatology, etiology, affected population a a comparison of related disorders. Each disease description contains a list of other resources to consult: voluntary agencies, units of the National Institutes of Health, research centers around the country, etc. Addresses a phone numbers are provided in a central reference. Library Journal: q...PHYSICIAN'S recommended for medical collections a public libraries with consumer health collections.qMedium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) Deficiency i This metabolic disorder, caused by an inherited enzyme deficiency, is characterized by recurrent episodes of metabolic acidosis, hypoglycemia, lethargy, and coma. Synonymsanbsp;...

Title:Physicians' Guide to Rare Diseases
Author:Jess G. Thoene, Nancy P. Coker
Publisher:Dowden Publishing Company - 1995


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