This book provides a current and integrated approach to the subject of genetic determinants of pulmonary disease with emphasis on physiologic derangements and genetic mechanisms. It describes the epidemiologic-genetic approach to chronic pulmonary disease.
Table of Contents
1. An Approach to Inherited Pulmonary Disease 2. Inherited Differences in Alpha!-Antitrypsin 3. Cystic Fibrosis 4. Inherited Defects in Immune Defenses Leading to Pulmonary Disease 5. Genetic Control of Factors Involved in Bronchial Asthma, Hay Fever, and Other Allergic States 6. Unusual Inherited Pulmonary Diseases Which Provide Clues to Pulmonary Physiology and Function 7. Familial Aggregation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Epidemiologic and Genetic Approaches