Genetic Counselling

Genetic Counselling

2nd Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Authors: Alan Carruth Stevenson, B. C. Clare Davison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193045

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Genetic Counselling, Second Edition covers genetic counseling, which is mainly concerned with advising people about the risk that a member of a family will suffer from a congenital or hereditary disorder. This edition updates topics such as the advent of differential staining of chromosomes and extensive use of amniocentesis and other techniques in pre-natal diagnosis. When considering defects and disorders, an attempt is made to indicate where risk estimates should present no problems to the practicing physician, and where, by reason of genetical, statistical, or diagnostic complexities, it may be advisable to seek some specialist opinion. This book concentrates on such estimations of risk, emphasizing that pre-requisites for adequate estimations of risks are as accurate a diagnosis as possible. The mechanisms of inheritance of the trait or availability of data on which to base empirical estimates are also deliberated. This publication is intended as a guide to clinicians and as an aide-memoire to medical geneticists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to First Edition

    Preface to Second Edition

    1. Introduction

    2. Elementary Genetics

    3. Principles of Derivation of Risk Estimates

    4. Risk Estimates in Respect of Autosomal Dominant Gene Traits

    5. Counselling X-Linked Recessive Gene Traits

    6. Risk Estimates—Autosomal Recessive Gene Traits

    7. Consanguinity

    8. Disorders due to Chromosomal Anomalies

    9. Defects and Disorders of the Central Nervous System

    10. Defects and Disorders of the Eyes

    11. Mental Defect and Mental Illness

    12. Deafness

    13. Disorders of Muscles

    14. Disorders Predominantly Affecting the Skeleton

    15. Defects and Disorders of the Alimentary Tract

    16. Defects and Disorders of the Urogenital System

    17. Defects and Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

    18. Hereditary Disorders of the Skin and Integument

    19. Metabolic Disorders

    20. Hereditary Disorders of the Blood

    21. Neoplasms

    22. Risks to Outcome of Pregnancy and Effects of Mutagenic and Teratogenic Agents

    23. Some Syndromes and some Miscellaneous Conditions

    24. Our Patients and Their Problems

    Appendix 1 Autosomal Dominant Traits not Invariably Penetrant

    Appendix 2 Estimation of Penetrance

    Appendix 3 Genetic Risks X-Linked Traits—Further Problems

    Appendix 4 Calculation of Coefficients of Inbreeding

    Appendix 5 Glossary


Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193045

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Alan Carruth Stevenson

B. C. Clare Davison

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