Myotonic Dystrophy by Peter S. Harper
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Myotonic Dystrophy
By Peter S. Harper

Myotonic Dystrophy

Present Management, Future Therapy

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Myotonic Dystrophy by Peter S. Harper

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This book provides a full and practical account of management of myotonic dystrophy, the commonest muscular dystrophy of adult life and a condition of exceptional variability. Written for neurologists, clinical geneticists and other clinical specialities involved with the disorder, it deals with both the neurological aspects and also the wide range of systemic complications that may occur. In addition it provides details of information and support available to patients and families and gives a summary of the present state of clinical trials of therapeutic agents. These sections are preceded by general introductory chapters describing both the clinical features and also the current state of research into understanding the underlying mechanisms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198527824
ISBN-10: 0198527829
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 161mm x 18mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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