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Title:
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Author:
Emery, Alan E. H.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Physical Description:
xv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780192615565
Format :
Book

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Summary

Based on the author's study of some 200 patients, and on a detailed review of the literature, this volume examines all aspects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy--the second most common genetic disorder affecting humans. Topics include the history of the disease, clinical features, involvement of tissues other than muscle, laboratory investigations, differential diagnosis, biochemistry, pathogenesis, genetics, molecular pathology, prevention, genetic counselling, and surgical and medical management. The book is illustrated with numerous photographs and line drawings, and includes an extensive bibliography.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 History of the Disease
3 Clinical Features
4 Confirmation of the Diagnosis
5 Differential Diagnosis
6 Involvement of Tissues Other Than Skeletal Muscle
7 Biochemistry of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
8 Pathogenesis
9 Genetics
10 Molecular Pathology
11 Prevention
12 Genetic Counselling
13 Management