Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System / Edition 1

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Overview

The primary purpose of this volume is to cover selected infections of the nervous system which are of considerable current interest, reflect ing the many advances in investigations, understanding and treatment o f nervous system infections. It will enable clinicians to keep abreast of recent findings and improve outcomes for many patients. The contri butors provide a comprehensive discussion of each infection, including pathophysiology, clinical features, investigations, diagnosis and man agement.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The editors have assembled 16 authoritative reviews for this book on infections of the nervous system.
Purpose: The editors seek to review and update knowledge about infections of the nervous system since a previous textbook published by the editors in 1987.
Audience: The book is aimed primarily at internists and neurologists who treat patients with infections of the nervous system.
Features: The book consists of 16 scholarly reviews that have been carefully written and referenced. The contents are selective and cover such diseases as Herpes simplex viral encephalitis, neurosyphilis, cerebral malaria, rabies, Lyme disease, HIV dementia, and human prion disease.
Assessment: This is a valuable and scholarly book about infections in the nervous system. Practicing neurologists and internists will find it a valuable reference for when they want more than a "cookbook" approach for treatment of nervous system infections. The reviews are thoughtful, detailed, and comprehensive. As the editors state in their preface, the choice of reviews is selective. Some common types of infections are not covered, notably bacterial meningitis and fungal infections. This should be considered a group of selected reviews (each very good) rather than a comprehensive textbook on nervous system infections.
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Davis (neurovirology, Johns Hopkins U.) and Kennedy (neurology, Glasgow U.) present 16 papers written for practicing neurologists. The papers present information on infectious agents of nervous system in which there have been recent improvements in diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management. Specific topics include neurological aspects of Lyme disease, post-infectious encephalomyelitis, HIV-associated dementia, human prion diseases, vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, rabies, tuberculosis meningitis, neurosyphilis, and human African trypanosomiasis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750642132
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/9/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Cerebral malaria (NPJ Day, UK; G Turner, UK); Neurologic aspects of Lyme disease (PK Coyle, USA); Postinfectious encephalomyelitis (PK Coyle, USA); Cytomegalovirus infection of the adult nervous system (E Lavi, USA; Alexandros Tselis, USA); Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (JR Baringer, USA); HIV-associated dementia (J McArthur, USA); Human prion diseases (R de Silva, UK; RG Will, UK); Japanese encephalitis (A Desai, India; M Gourie-Devi, India; V Ravi, India; SK Shankar, India); Vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis (JS Kroll, UK; JM MacLennan, UK); Neurological complications of varicella-zoster virus (DH Gilden, USA; JJ LaGuardia, USA; R Mahalingam, USA; TM White, USA; RJ Cohrs, USA); Neurological aspects of human African trypanosomiasis (JLM de Atouguia, Portugal; P Kennedy, UK); Neurosyphilis (C Marra, USA); Rabies (T Hemachudha, Thailand; E Mitrathekd, Thailand); Recurrent aseptic meningitis (RL DeBiasi, USA; KL Tyler, USA); Tuberculous meningitis (LE Davis, USA); Ehrlichiosis and the nervous system (LE Davis, USA; CD Paddock, USA; JE Childs, USA).

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