The Neurological Manifestations of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Syndromes

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Leslie L. Barton, Neil R. Friedman
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 25, 2008 - Medical - 421 pages
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A major portion of all of acute child neurology involves the neurological complications of infectious diseases. However, none of the currently available excellent texts on inf- tious disease focus specifically on the neurological aspects. Drs. Neil R. Friedman and Leslie L. Barton have filled this important void with a superb, multi-authored text, addressing directly “the neurological manifestations of pediatric infectious diseases and immunodeficiency syndromes. ” The book is organized logically according to the responsible microorganisms and addresses sequentially a broad spectrum of viruses, bacteria, fungi, rickettsiae, spirochetes, mycobacteriae, and parasites, as well as cat-scratch disease and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The chapters are consistently similar in organization and begin with an introduction that provides a synopsis and perspective. The substance of the chapters follows in sections devoted to epidemiology, pathog- esis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and references. The discussions of epidemiology are particularly informative and current. The sections on pathogenesis include valuable neuropathology and critical distinctions among disorders caused by primary infection by the microorganism and those related to parainfectious and postinfectious immunological phenomena. The sections on clinical manifestations emphasize the neurological features and often are subdivided into specific neurolo- cal syndromes. Results of modern brain imaging are illustrated, and tables highlight neurological and other features. Sections on diagnosis are especially valuable and emphasize the value of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and related means of identifying microbial nucleic acids and proteins. The discussions of treatment are especially current and valuable.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
41
Chapter 3
69
Chapter 4
83
Chapter 5
105
Chapter 6
121
Chapter 7
126
Chapter 8
135
Chapter 22
239
Chapter 23
243
Chapter 24
251
Chapter 25
256
Chapter 26
261
Chapter 27
271
Chapter 28
276
Chapter 29
287

Chapter 9
151
Chapter 10
156
Chapter 11
173
Chapter 12
185
Chapter 13
191
Chapter 14
199
Chapter 15
209
Chapter 16
215
Chapter 17
219
Chapter 18
222
Chapter 19
227
Chapter 20
231
Chapter 21
235
Chapter 30
296
Chapter 31
303
Chapter 32
306
Chapter 33
311
Chapter 34
315
Chapter 35
317
Chapter 36
343
Chapter 37
347
Chapter 38
377
Chapter 39
401
Index
411
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