9780786409419

Jewish Genetic Disorders

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  • ISBN13:

    9780786409419

  • ISBN10:

    078640941X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing

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Summary

This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the nonJewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The in-depth 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv
Introduction 1(10)
Basic Facts About Genetics and Genetic Diseases
11(13)
Why the Jews?
24(12)
Blood Disorders
36(30)
Gaucher Disease
37(7)
Factor XI Deficiency
44(4)
Fanconi Anemia
48(5)
Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
53(1)
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency
54(5)
Thalassemia
59(7)
Cancer
66(22)
Breast Cancer: The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations
69(12)
Colorectal Cancer: The I1307K Mutation
81(7)
Central Nervous System Disorders
88(50)
Ataxia-telangiectasia
90(4)
Canavan Disease
94(5)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
99(4)
Familial Dysautonomia aka Riley-Day Syndrome
103(4)
Hunter Syndrome
107(3)
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
110(3)
Mucolipidosis Type IV
113(3)
Niemann-Pick Disease
116(4)
Primary Torsion Dystonia
120(6)
Tay-Sachs Disease
126(12)
Connective Tissue Disorders
138(5)
Familial Mediterranean Fever
138(5)
Gastrointestinal Disorders
143(16)
Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
144(11)
Lactose Intolerance
155(4)
Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
159(30)
Abetalipoproteinemia
159(3)
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
162(7)
Cystinuria
169(4)
Essential Pentosuria
173(1)
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
174(8)
Familial Hyperinsulinism
182(3)
Tarui Disease
185(4)
Respiratory Disorders
189(11)
Cystic Fibrosis
190(10)
Sensory Disorders
200(4)
Hearing Loss
200(4)
Skin Disorders
204(6)
Bloom Syndrome
204(4)
Pemphigus Vulgaris
208(2)
Eliminating Jewish Genetic Diseases
210(7)
Glossary 217(12)
Appendix: Screening Centers 229(8)
Index 237

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