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January 22, 1982

Genetic Diseases in Pregnancy: Maternal Effects and Fetal Outcome

JAMA. 1982;247(4):524. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320290060040

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Health professionals involved in perinatal care find increasing difficulty keeping pace with the burgeoning of scientific, clinical, and biotechnological information related to genetic and hereditable disorders. Thus, there has been real need for a succinct, lucid, comprehensive summary of such information relevant to perinatal care.

Genetic Diseases in Pregnancy fills a long-awaited need. It is a timely, well-organized, readable miniencyclopedia of genetic diseases in pregnancy. In its 13 chapters, this volume covers selected metabolic diseases; disorders of connective tissue and skeletal dysplasia; hemoglobinopathies; Rh and other blood group incompatibilities; genetic disorders of hemostasis; defects of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems; diabetes mellitus; endocrine aspects of genetic disorders in pregnancy; chromosomal abnormalities; and genetic counseling and the major psychiatric disorders. This text covers the maternal effects and fetal outcome related to the foregoing subjects. Emphasis is placed on clinical manifestations of the genetic disorders, on diagnostic screening recommendations, on