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Med J Armed Forces India. 2001 January; 57(1): 90.
Published online 2011 July 21. doi:  10.1016/S0377-1237(01)80115-5
PMCID: PMC4925045

DISEASES OF THE LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM IN CHILDREN

Reviewed by CG WILSON

Deirdre A Kelly DISEASES OF THE LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM IN CHILDREN 1999 Blackwell Science Ltd Oxford 392 usual price 99.50 Special Indian Price Rs 1103/- Distributed by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 23/23B EMCA House, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110021.

Hepatic and Biliary diseases in children are becoming increasingly common and Paediatric Hepatology is establishing itself as a distinct speciality in Paediatrics owing to the peculiarities of liver and biliary diseases in children. This book is likely to fulfill the long felt need of students and teachers to share their global experiences in this field and to focus on certain clinical problems in day to day practice.

This book covers a wide range of topics - from genetic disturbances of bilirubin and bile salt transport in neonates to psychology of parents of children on transplantation waiting lists. The highlight of the book includes number of useful algorithms and provides a practical approach to paediatric liver disease.

Information on hepatitis has been updated, and non-viral Hepatitis and liver abscesses have been described well. Disorders of Copper metabolism also includes Indian Childhood Cirrhosis.

There are chapters on liver and intestinal transplantations, useful investigations, altered drug and protein metabolism in liver diseased which are very lucid and interesting. Neonatal liver disorders are also well covered. The academic quality is enhanced by a collection of 75 photographs.

This book fills a real gap in our knowledge of liver disease and is a well needed addition of a reference material which will be very useful for postgraduate students. Paediatricians and Paediatric Hepatiologists.


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