9780786414635

Arab Genetic Disorders

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  • ISBN13:

    9780786414635

  • ISBN10:

    0786414634

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Ernest L. Abel is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Psychology at Wayne State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1(1)
Acquired Versus Hereditary Diseases
2(1)
What It Means to Belong to an Ethnic Group
3(1)
Heredity Versus Geography
4(1)
Some Ethnic Differences in Health
5(6)
Basic Facts About Genetics and Genetic Diseases
11(19)
Inside a Cell
11(1)
Genes and Chromosomes
12(3)
Survival of the Fittest
15(1)
Mutation
15(2)
Natural Selection
17(1)
Genetic Drift/Founders
18(1)
Migration
19(1)
Dominant and Recessive Genes
20(2)
Penetrance
22(1)
Polygenic and Multifactorial Gene Disorders
23(1)
Genetic Screening
24(3)
Prenatal Testing
27(3)
Who Are the Arabs?
30(6)
Consanguinity
32(2)
Lack of Research
34(2)
Blood Disorders
36(26)
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency
37(6)
Thalassemia
43(6)
Sickle Cell Disorders
49(10)
Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
59(3)
Endocrine Disorders
62(19)
Diabetes Mellitus
62(12)
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
74(7)
Metabolic Disorders
81(11)
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
81(7)
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
88(4)
Connective Tissue Disorders
92(9)
Familial Mediterranean Fever
92(4)
Behcet's Disease
96(5)
Sensory Disorders
101(4)
Hearing Loss
101(4)
Lysosomal Storage Diseases
105(7)
Sandhoff Disease
106(6)
Respiratory Disorders
112(11)
Cystic fibrosis
113(10)
Digestive Disorders
123(4)
Lactose Intolerance
123(4)
Miscellaneous Disorders
127(6)
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
127(2)
Cystinuria
129(4)
Eliminating Arab Genetic Diseases and Concerns Over Genetic Testing
133(6)
Glossary 139(10)
Appendix: Screening Centers 149(10)
Index 159

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