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Living with a chronic and genetic illness: the case of the Gitelman's Syndrome

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Leaders

Schulz P. J.

(Responsible)

Collaborators

Fiordelli M.

(Collaborator)

Caiata Zufferey M.

(Collaborator)

Abstract

The syndrome of Gitelman is a rare renal pathology. Once diagnosed, it can be efficiently treated through appropriate medicines. Therefore, this illness is generally considered a benign and an asymptomatic one. However, the clinical experience suggests that daily living with the Gitelman´s syndrome is far from easy. This study aims to explore the strategies patients affected by Gitelman´s syndrome use to manage their illness in their daily life.

Additional information

Start date
01.06.2009
End date
01.06.2010
Duration
12 Months
Status
Ended
Research areas
S210 Sociology
S265 Press and communication sciences

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