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Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome A Model for Understanding Microdeletion Disorders

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ISBN-10: 0521821851

ISBN-13: 9780521821858

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kieran C. Murphy, Peter J. Scambler

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Velo-cardio-facial Syndrome (VCFS) is a genetic disorder caused by the deletion of part of chromosome 22. It occurs in approximately one in 4000 births and there are now more than 100 physical phenotypic features reported. VCFS affects every major system in the body and this is the first book to describe its full clinical impact. It has been authored by leading international VCFS clinicians/researchers. The focus is on clinical issues with chapters devoted to psychiatric disorders (with the sufferer showing very high levels of schizophrenia), neuroimaging, speech and language disorders, as well as cardiac, ENT, gastrointestinal, ophthalmic and urological manifestations. Molecular genetics,…    
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Historical overview
Molecular genetics of velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Congenital cardiovascular disease and velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Palatal anomalies and velopharyngeal dysfunction associated with velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Nephro-urologic, gastrointestinal, and ophthalmic findings
Immunodeficiency in velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Behavioral and psychiatric disorder in velo-cardio-facial syndrome
The cognitive spectrum in velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Neuroimaging in velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Speech and language disorders in velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Genetic counseling
Family issues