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Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood, 2nd Edition

Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood, 2nd Edition

Robert Ouvrier, J G McLeod, J D Pollard

ISBN: 978-1-898-68317-9

Feb 1999

344 pages

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Peripheral neuropathies are diseases which affect the neuromuscular apparatus between the muscles or sensory receptors and connections in the spinal cord and the brain. They affect approximately 20-30% of children attending neuromuscular clinics.

Uniquely, this text deals exclusively with such disorders in children and draws together the rapidly expanding but widely scattered knowledge in the field. It is a highly practical text, written by clinical neurologists with long experience in physiology, histopathology and management of neuropathy.

This second edition retains the basic structure of its successful predecessor and continues to be liberally illustrated with real case histories. However, extensive revisions and expansion of the text have enabled it to encompass the major developments, including recent advances in molecular biology and therapy of metabolic and inflammatory neuropathies.
1. The historical perspective: overview of pediatric aspects of the neuropathies.

2. Development of the human peripheral nervous system.

3. Pathophysiology of peripheral neuropathy.

4. Investigation of peripheral neuropathy.

5. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

6. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

7. The peroneal muscular atrophy syndrome.

8. The ataxic neuropathies.

9. Sensory neuropathies.

10. Neuropathies in metabolic and degenerative disorders.

11. Toxic neuropathies.

12. Neuropathies in systemic diseases.

13. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (Tomaculous neuropathy).

14. Miscellaneous neuropathies.

15. Focal lesions of peripheral nerves

""The text is succinct and unambiguous … A monograph of this authority has no competitor. Consulted the internet is no substitute."" Professor R. O. Robinson, Brain

""… comprehensive without being overdetailed … Conditions are clearly and concisely discussed with detailed referencing to facilitate more in depth study."" Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

A highly practical and extensively revised and expanded second edition, written by clinical neurologists with long experience in physiology, histopathology and management of neuropathy.

  • Only childhood-specific text on this topic
  • Concise and practical summary illustrated by real case histories
  • Comprehensive coverage of both common and uncommon disorders brought together in a single source