Inborn Metabolic Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Jean-Marie Saudubray, Georges van den Berghe, John H. Walter
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 16, 2011 - Medical - 660 pages

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For those involved in the identification and management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism, this book is now recognised as the standard textbook in this interdisciplinary field. It has proved to be indispensable for professionals in specialities ranging from pediatrics, neonatology, pathological biochemistry and genetics to neurology, internal medicine, nursing, dietetics and psychology. This 5th edition has been extensively revised and updated.

What ́s new

- Additional chapter focusing on inborn errors affecting adults, particularly the late neurological presentations

- Numerous updates on diagnostic procedures and treatment

- Newly discovered disorders.

As with previous editions, the book opens with a section presenting the clinical approach to inborn metabolic diseases for those cases in which a diagnosis is being sought. This now includes a chapter on the clinical presentation of metabolic diseases in the older age range, using an analogous structure. If a particular diagnosis is already suspected, the reader may refer to the following sections of the book containing general chapters on diagnostic procedures and treatment, and on specific groups of disorders. As with earlier editions, the chapters have been written by authors who are internationally recognised experts on their subjects. They provide information in a clear, relevant and concise manner using a coherent structure.


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Abbreviation List
General Principles
II Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism
III Disorders of Mitochondrial EnergyMetabolism
IV Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolismand Transport
V VitaminResponsive Disorders
VI Neurotransmitter and SmallPeptide Disorders
VII Disorders of Lipid and BileAcid Metabolism
VIII Disorders of Nucleic Acidand Heme Metabolism
IX Disorders of Metal Transport
Lysosomes Peroxisomes and Golgiand PreGolgi Systems
Medications Used in theTreatment of Inborn Errors
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About the author (2011)

Professor Jean-Marie Saudubray, M.D., Director of the Metabolic/Diabetes Unit, Dep. of Pediatrics, Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France

Professor Georges van den Berghe, Professor, Metabolic Research Group, University of Louvain Medical School, Brussels, Belgium

Dr. John H. Walter, Willink Biochemical Genetics Unit, Royal Manchester Children ́s Hospital, Manchester, Great Britain

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