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Inherited metabolic diseases: a guide to 100 conditions
  1. Richard A Stein

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Edited by Steve Hannigan. Published by Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2007, pp 184, £24.95 (paperback). ISBN-13: 978-1846-19-099

Although individual inborn errors of metabolism are relatively rare conditions, as a group they represent a vast and diverse collection of diseases that are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Even though reports in the literature often quote a cumulative incidence varying between 1 in 1500 and 1 in 5000 live births, a recent retrospective study1 on an ethnically diverse population in the United Kingdom found this range to underestimate the real figure, and placed the prevalence …

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