Neurofibromatosis: Phenotype, Natural History, and Pathogenesis

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Jan Marshall Friedman
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999 - Medical - 381 pages
"Now in its third edition, Neurofibromatosis has been extensively rewritten by a group of leading neurofibromatosis (NF) researchers. It summarizes the current state of knowledge and details significant advances in the basic science and clinical care of patients with NF1 and NF2. Areas of particular emphasis include aspects of natural history, variability, pathology, molecular biology, and cellular biology that give a deeper understanding of the mechanisms responsible for these diseases. The book is a definitive, comprehensive review of the history, heterogeneity, pathogenesis, genetics, and management of NF1 and NF2"--Publisher description.

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Contents

Historical Background and Introduction Vincent M Riccardi
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Clinical and Epidemiologic Features J M Friedman
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Molecular Pathophysiology David H Viskochil
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J. M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical teratologist and medical geneticist at Children's and Women's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a professor and head of the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. Janine E. Polifka, Ph.D., is the TERIS project director in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Drs. Friedman and Polifka are coauthors of The Effects of Drugs on the Fetus and Nursing Infant and The Effects of Neurologic and Psychiatric Drugs on the Fetus and Nursing Infant, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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