Wilson's Disease

Wilson's Disease : A Clinician's Guide to Recognition, Diagnosis, and Management

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Movement disorder specialists, general neurologists, hepatologists, general gastroenterologists, and psychiatrists are the specialists who will most likely see some Wilson's disease patients during their careers. See them - yes. Recognize and diagnose them - maybe. If you are in one of these specialties, and a patient with tremor, hepatitis, cirrhosis, apparent Parkinsonism, or mood disorder, is referred to you, will you appropriately recognize the possibility that the underlying diagnosis may be Wilson's disease? Wilson's disease is both treatable and reversible, and commonly misdiagnosed. This book aims to change this with comprehensive coverage of every aspect of Wilson's disease, from well-catalogued, easy-to-use clinical diagnostic tools to treatment methods to molecular biology.
Dr. Brewer is the world's leading expert on Wilson's disease, seeing and caring for over 300 patients with the disease during the last 20 years. He is a professor of human genetics at the University of Michigan.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 385.56g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XXVIII, 190 p.
  • 0792373545
  • 9780792373544

Table of contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Overview of the Disease for the Clinician. 2. The Clinician's Challenge: Recognizing Wilson's Disease. 3. Simple Approaches to Screening and Definitive Diagnosis. 4. Description of the Anticopper Drugs Which are Used in Wilson's Disease Therapy. 5. Overview of Management for the Clinician: What's Important and What's Not. 6. Initial Treatment of Patients Who Present with Liver Disease. 7. Initial Treatment of Patients Who Present with Neurologic and/or Psychiatric Disease. 8. Maintenance Therapy. 9. Therapy of the Presymptomatic, the Pediatric, and the Pregnant Patient. 10. Risk Factors During Maintenance Therapy and Prognosis. 11. Disease Pathogenesis and Genetics. 12. Disease Pathology. 13. History, Important Milestones, and the Future. Index.
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