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Central Nervous System Infections in Childhood

Pratibha Singhi (Editor), Diane E. Griffin (Editor), Charles R. Newton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-909962-44-6
390 pages
July 2014
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Description

This title has been developed with the International Child Neurology Association to provide information on all common CNS infections. It covers almost all CNS infections commonly seen in children across the world including those in developed and resource poor countries. It provides concise, state of the art overview of viral, bacterial, tubercular, fungal, parasitic and many other infections of the CNS. In addition involvement of the CNS secondary to other infections or vaccines has also been briefly covered. A chapter on Principles of Management of CNS Infections provides a practical and pragmatic approach to management of CNS infections in general. A chapter on ‘Neuroimaging of CNS Infections’ and ‘A brief account of Febrile Seizures in Children’ is included.

The book is intended to be of practical use to residents, physicians, paediatricians and paediatric neurologists across the globe. It should be particularly helpful in providing important information in an easily accessible and comprehensive format, with supporting references. 

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Table of Contents

1. BURDEN OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Charles R Newton

2. PATHOGENESIS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Diane E Griffin

3. THE PRINICIPLES OF MANAGEMENT OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Sunit Singhi

4. NEUROIMAGING

Section 1: Bacterial, Fungal, Tubercular and Parasitic Infections
Niran Khandelwal

Section 2: Viral Infections
Zoran Rumboldt

5. CONGENITAL INFECTIONS
James F Bale, Jr

6. FEBRILE SEIZURES
Brian GR Neville

7. VIRAL ENCEPHALITIS AND MENINGITIS
Diane E Griffin

8. HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS INFECTIONS
Richard J Whitley

9. JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS
Rashmi Kumar and Rupa R Singh

10. RABIES
Chandrakanta Kanta and Rashmi Kumar

11. HIV INFECTIONS
Jo M Wilmshurst, Brian S Eley and Bruce J Brew

12. ACUTE BACTERIAL MENINGITIS
Pratibha Singhi and Sunit Singhi

13. FOCAL INTRACRANIAL SUPPURATION
Pratibha Singhi

14. TUBERCULOSIS
Johan F Schoeman and Ronald van Toorn

15. FUNGAL INFECTIONS
Sunit Singhi

16. PARASITIC INFECTIONS
Richard Idroand Charles R Newton

17. NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS
Pratibha Singhi

18. SPIROCHETAL INFECTIONS
Charles R Newton

19. MYCOPLASMAL INFECTIONS
Ari Bitnun and Susan E Richardson

20. RICKETTSIAL DISEASES
Timothy D Minniear and Steven C Buckingham

21. NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS CAUSED BY BACTERIAL TOXINS
Sunit Singhi and Charles R Newton

22. POSTINFECTIOUS DISORDERS
John T Sladky and Hugh J Willison

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Author Information

Professor Pratibha Singhi, Chief Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

Professor Diane E Griffin, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Professor Charles R Newton, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK

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Reviews

“The sections on management are very detailed, making this book of great practical importance and a must for all clinicians who are likely to encounter CNS infections.”  (Clinical Infectious Diseases, 5 October 2015)

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