Pediatric Neurology, Part II, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 0444626999
  • ISBN-13: 9780444626998
  • DDC: 618.928
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Children are not miniature adults or immature humans. They express abilities that optimize environmental adaptation and new acquisitions. Diseases in children encompass the adult specialties. Neurology is a particularly large area, ranging from the brain to striated muscle. The human nervous system is sensitive to prenatal aggression and particularly immature at birth. Development may be affected by age-dependent disorders. Even diseases more often encountered in adults may express differently in developing nervous systems. The course of chronic neurological diseases beginning before adolescence is distinct from adult pathology. A growing area for adult neurologists is the care of children with neurological diseases that persist into adulthood. Pediatric neurology evolved as the volume and complexity of data became too much for general pediatricians or adult neurologists and has continued to evolve into so many subspecialties, such as epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, and malformations, that general pediatric neurologists no longer have in-depth expertise in all areas. Subspecialty expertise is provided through fellowship programs, many of which include research training. Infectious context, genetic background, and medical practice vary worldwide and must be represented in a pediatric neurology textbook. Subspecialty experts helped design its general framework and contents. Special emphasis is given to development, and normal development is reviewed when needed. The course of chronic diseases into adulthood and ethical issues specific to developing nervous systems are also addressed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents of Part II.
Contents of Part I.
Contents of Part III.
1: Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Disorders and Respiratory Disorders.
2: Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood.
3: Headache in Pediatric Practice.
4: Pediatric Narcolepsy: Clinical and Therapeutical Approaches.
5: Paroxysmal Movement Disorders and Episodic Ataxias.
6: Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders of Childhood.
7: Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Sleep Disorders.
8: Syncopes and Other Paroxysmal Events.
9: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: An Update and New Perspectives of Etiology.
10: Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures.
11: Conversion Disorders.
12: Conversion Disorder.
13: Trauma.
14: Traumatic Brain Injury.
15: Nonaccidental Head Injury.
16: Cognitive and Psychopathological Sequelae of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.
17: Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy.
18: Tumors.
19: Central Nervous System Tumors.
20: Pediatric Spinal Tumors.
21: Neurocognitive Effects of CNS Tumors.
22: Myelopathy.
23: Spinal Cord Malformations.
24: Acute Myelopathy: Tumoral Or Traumatic Spinal Cord Compression.
25: Inflammatory, Vascular, and Infectious Myelopathies in Children.
26: Vascular Disorders.
27: Normal and Abnormal Cerebrovascular Development: Gene–Environment Interactions During Early Life with Later Life Consequences.
28: Vascular Malformations of the Brain.
29: Cerebrovascular Disorders in Childhood.
30: Childhood Central Nervous System Vasculitis.
31: Outcome and Rehabilitation After Childhood Stroke.
32: Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases.
33: Brain Development and the Immune System.
34: Mendelian Predisposition to Herpes Simplex Encephalitis.
35: Congenital Toxoplasmosis.
36: Virus-Induced Lesions and the Fetal Brain: Examples of the Transmission of HIV-1 and CMV from Mother to Offspring.
37: Neonatal Bacterial Meningitis.
38: Infantile and Childhood Bacterial Meningitis.
39: Brain Abscess.
40: Tuberculous Meningitis.
41: Parasitic Disorders.
42: Aseptic Meningitis.
43: Acute Polyradiculoneuritis: Guillain–Barré Syndrome.
44: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.
45: Acute Viral Encephalitis.
46: Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis and Chronic Viral Encephalitis.
47: Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease.
48: Parainfectious Meningo-Encephalo-Radiculo-Myelitis (Cat Scratch Disease, Lyme Borreliosis, Brucellosis, Botulism, Legionellosis, Pertussis, Mycoplasma).
49: Opsoclonus–Myoclonus Syndrome.
50: Ataxia.
51: Neurological Expression of Genetic Immunodeficiencies and of Opportunistic Infections.
52: Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in Children: The Disorder, Its Diagnosis, and Treatment.
53: Immune-Mediated Extrapyramidal Movement Disorders, Including Sydenham Chorea.
54: Systemic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders.
55: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.
56: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
57: Effect of Autoimmune Diseases On Cognitive Function.
58: The Neuropsychology of the Klüver–Bucy Syndrome in Children.