Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations

Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations

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Few regions have a more varied physiography or a richer mix of ethnic groups, religions, societies, and culture than the Arab world. This book describes the unique profile of genetic disorders and variants in Arabs, highlighting the predominance of autosomal recessive disorders, and also covers demographic characteristics such as fertility rates, extended family structure, and disease.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 514 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.7 x 33mm | 1,156.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, black and white photographs and tables
  • 0195093054
  • 9780195093056

Table of contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction; Part I; 2. Population Dimensions in the Arab World; 3. The Health Sector of a High Fertility Region: The Arab World; 4. Endogamy in the Arab World; Part II; 5. Hemoglobinopathies in Arab Countries; 6. Familial Paroxysmal Polyserositis (Familial Mediterranean Fever); 7. Neruomuscular Disorders Among Arabs; Part II Appendix; Part III; 8. Genetic Disorders Among the Egyptians; 9. Genetic Disorders in Iraqw; 10. Genetic Disorders Among the Jordanians and Palestinians; 11. Genetic Disorders in Lebanon; 12. Genetic Disorders in North African Populations of the Magreb; 13. Genetic Disorders in Sudan; 14. Genetic Disorders in the United Arab States; Part IV; 15. Genetic Disorders Among the Bedouins; 16. The Egyptian Nubian People of Kom Ombo; 17. Genetic Disorders Among Jews from Arab Countries; Part V; 18. Islamic Views on Some Reproductive Issues; 19. Psychosocial and Medical Aspects of Genetic Counseling Among Arabs: The Example of Kuwaitshow more