Albinism in Africa
  • Release Date : 02 January 2018
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Categories : Medical
  • Pages : 358 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128133170
  • ISBN 10 : 0128133171
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Synopsis : Albinism in Africa written by Jennifer Kromberg, published by Academic Press which was released on 02 January 2018. Download Albinism in Africa Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and incidents of skin cancer involved in the manifestations of this disorder. New prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods, genetic risk assessment for individuals, families, and communities, and novel genetic markers that may be used for developing new therapeutics for treating albinism are also discussed in detail. The book provides care management approaches that may be applied to instances of albinism in other regions, along with guiding principles for treating rare genetic disorders and stigmatized patient populations across the globe. Includes contributions from leading international contributors who examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular aspects of importance in sensitively managing albinism in Africa Discusses recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of albinism, while also offering a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and rates of skin cancer Highlights new prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods and approaches to genetic risk assessment for individuals, families and communities