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Orphanet provides access to a Professional Encyclopaedia, a set of expert-authored and peer-reviewed articles. This encylopaedia includes: review articles, clinical practice guidelines, diagnostic criteria, guidance for genetic testing, Practical Genetics, clinical genetics review, emergency guidelines, anaesthesia guidelines, disability factsheets, and summary information on the disease in a language other than the 7 languages of Orphanet.

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