Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 42

Case Report

Legacy of mental Illness: A family with unusual genetic penetration

S.M. Yasir Arafat*
  • S.M. Yasir Arafat*
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Afsana Karim
  • Afsana Karim
  • Department of Pharmacology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Shahida Choudhury
  • Shahida Choudhury
  • Department of Psychiatry, Delta Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka. Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 30 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 23 September 2015
  •  Published: 30 September 2015


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