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Genotypic testing in clinically defined HHT: would Osler approve or turn in his grave?

Item Type:Article
Title:Genotypic testing in clinically defined HHT: would Osler approve or turn in his grave?
Creators Name:Kettritz, R. and Hinrichs, C. and Althoff, C.E. and Luft, F.C.
Abstract:Modern diagnostic possibilities pose a number of challenges. When is a precise genetic diagnosis justifiable in today's climate of cost-cutting? We would like to pose that question to Sir William Osler. Sir William was a keen observer, a master 'translator' of science into clinical medicine. Would he have required or supported genetic testing? We treated a patient whose case reminded us of Sir William's belief that clinical exactness was the ultimate aim, regardless of cost.
Keywords:Hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia, Osler, Genetic Testing, Clinical Medicine, Medical Education
Source:Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
ISSN:1478-2715
Publisher:Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (U.K.)
Volume:42
Number:2
Page Range:128-130
Date:June 2012
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2012.208
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