ISBN : 9780199926633

Donald H. Gilden
204 Pages
141 x 215 mm
Pub date
May 2013
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Neuroinfections presents 35 subjects, each with a different neurologic infectious or inflammatory disorder. A short vignette provides salient clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory studies, spinal fluid and imaging findings for each patient. A highly focused discussion leads the reader to the final diagnosis. Important features of the history, neurologic examination, findings on CSF and imaging are emphasized. There is no other book that provides a careful case description that includes all the neurologic features of 19 neurologic diseases produced by virus, as well as cases of bacterial meningitis and other infections produced by spirochetes, protozoans and prions, as well as inflammatory diseases of the nervous system of unknown etiology. A unique feature of the book is that every patient described is a real-time case that the author has seen or on whom he provided consultation. Anyone who reads every case in this book will know the essentials needed to diagnose and care for patients with infectious or inflammatory diseases of the nervous system.


SECTION I Virus infections
1. Varicella Zoster Virus Vasculopathy
2. Aseptic Meningitis
3. Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis
4. HIV Encephalitis
5. Ramsey Hunt Syndrome
6. West Nile Virus Meningoencephalitis
7. Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis
8. Rabies
9. Cytomegalovirus Polyradiculoneuropathy
10. Varicella Zoster Virus Myelopathy
11. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
12. Eastern Equine Encephalitis
13. Human Herpesvirus-6 Encephalitis
14. Zoster Sine Herpete
15. Human T-lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1) Myelopathy
16. Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Meningitis
17. HIV Vacuolar Myelopathy
18. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
19. Postherpetic Neuralgia
SECTION II Bacterial, Spirochetal, Protozoan and Prion Disorders of the Nervous System
20. Listeria Rhombencephalitis
21. Neurosyphilis
22. Tuberculous Meningoencephalitis
23. Raeder's Paratrigeminal Syndrome
24. Fungal Meningitis
25. Whipple's Disease
26. Lyme Disease
27. CNS Toxoplasmosis
28. Cysticercosis
29. Jakob-Creutrzfeldt Disease
SECTION III Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System of Unknown Etiology
30. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
31. Behcet's Disease
32. CNS Sarcoidosis
33. Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis
34. Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
35. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome (Uveomeningoencephalitis)

About the author: 

DON GILDEN, M.D. Louise Baum Endowed Chair and Professor Department of Neurology University of Colorado School of Medicine

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