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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 in Childhood : International Review of Child Neurology - Kathryn North

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 in Childhood

International Review of Child Neurology

By: Kathryn North, David Gutman (Contribution by), Bruce R. Korf (Foreword by), Peter G. Procopis (Preface by)

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Published: 28th June 1997
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A great deal is now known about neurofibromatosis type 1, particularly as a result of the identification of its causative gene by positional cloning. Effective treatments for its resulting cosmetic disfigurement, impaired cognitive performance and even life-threatening malignancy however sadly remain elusive. <br><p>As Dr Korf remarks in his Foreword; &#8216;this book&#8217;s cogent and thorough description of neurofibromatosis in children will take its place alongside other major clinical studies of the disorder. (Dr North) has tackled some of the more challenging issues, such as the basis for learning disabilities and the optimal means for early detection of optic gliomas. Her work provides a guide to the clinician and stands as a provocative challenge to the neurofibromatosis research community to further explore the basis of these problems.&#8217;<br><ul><br><li>Unique account of the basis of learning disorder in this condition <br><li>Provides guidance on optimal methods for early detection of optic glioma <br><li>A thorough review of current knowledge of neurofibromatosis in childhood</li></ul>

'It is a well written thesis which contains an updated review of the literature of the subject and underscores the author's expertise in neurofibromatosis ... is to be recommended to paediatricians, neurologists and ophthalmologists interested in neurofibromatosis.' J. J. De Laey, Oogheelkunde, Universiteit Gent 'Any doctor who is involved in the management of children with NF1 will find this book useful.' Evan Reid, Journal of Medical Genetics ' ... a very readable book that provides a wealth of information'. Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

1. Introduction.

2. Molecular biology of NF1.

3. Clinical manifestations of NF1: patient review.

4. Cognitive function and academic performance in children with NF1.

5. Cognitive deficit and MRI T2 signal abnormalities in NR1.

6. Optic gliomas in NF1: the role of visual evoked potentials in screening and an approach to assessment and management.

7. MRI as a diagnostic tool in NF1

ISBN: 9781898683131
ISBN-10: 1898683131
Series: International Review of Child Neurology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 28th June 1997
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 15.9  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.41