Albinism in Africa : historical, geographic, medical, genetic, and psychosocial aspects / edited by Jennifer Kromberg, Prashiela Manga
- Introduction and Historical Background / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Clinical Features, Types of Albinism, and Natural History / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Epidemiology of Albinism / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Prevalence and Population Genetics of Albinism : Surveys in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Tanzania / Patricia M. Lund and Mark Roberts -- Molecular Biology of Albinism / Prashiela Manga -- Dermatological Aspects of Albinism / Sian Hartshorne and Prashiela Manga -- Albinism and the Eye / Susan E.I. Williams -- Low-Vision Rehabilitation and Albinism / Rebecca L. Kammer -- Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Albinism / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Genetic Counseling and Albinism / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Genetic Testing, Postnatal, and Prenatal Diagnosis for Albinism / Robyn Kerr and Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Albinism and Social Marginalization / Sam Clarke and Jon Beale -- Interventions : Preventive Management, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Support Services / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- A Personal Perspective : Living With Albinism / Nomasonto G. Mazibuko and Jennifer G.R. Kromberg -- Summary and Conclusion / Jennifer G.R. Kromberg and Prashiela Manga.
- 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.
- 9780128133163 paperback
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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