How to use this book.
List of abbreviations.
PART 1 Basics.
The biological basis of neurological disease and treatments.
Approach to patient.
PART 2 Cases.
Case 1 A retired accountant whose hand went weak.
Case 2 A 60-year-old man with back pain and weakness.
Case 3 A 25-year-old woman with weakness and tingling in her arms and legs.
Case 4 A 45-year-old man with uncontrollable seizures.
Case 5 A 37 year old man with sudden, severe headache.
Case 6 A 24-year-old woman with headaches and abnormal optic fundi.
Case 7 A 17-year-old girl who becomes unresponsive after a late night.
Case 8 A 30- year-old woman found fitting on the train.
Case 9 A 66 year old woman with confusion and weakness.
Case 10 An 18 year old girl with headache, fever and confusion.
Case 11 A 30-year-old woman with double vision and fatigue.
Case 12 A 29-year-old policewoman with tingling weakness of the left arm and leg.
Case 13 A 45-year-old secretary with pain in the leg.
Case 14 A 29-year old lady thrown off her horse.
Case 15 A 67-year-old man who is unsteady on his feet.
Case 16 A 49-year old plasterer with burning in the feet and difficulties walking.
Case 17 A 72 year old lady with memory problems.
Case 18 A cook with tingling hands.
Case 19 A 26-year-old lawyer with a weakness.
Case 20 A 19-year-old woman with acute headache and tingling.
Case 21 A 63 year old man whose hands have got so weak he can’t work.
Case 22 A 55-year-old lady with episodes of excruciating facial pain.
Case 23 A 38 year-old man with heaviness of the legs.
Case 24 An 84-year-old man with confusion and unsteadiness.
Case 25 A 45-year-old man with constant headache.
Case 26 A 68-year old man with a two week history of unsteadiness.
Case 27 A 15 year old student with fidgeting movements.
PART 3 Self-assessment.
Index of cases by diagnosis.