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Diagnosis and Treatment, 1st Edition

Edited by John Halperin

CRC Press

360 pages | 54 B/W Illus.

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Inflammation of the brain, usually brought on by a viral infection, encephalitis currently poses a grave threat to patients around the world. With the migration of West Nile virus into North America, there is a greater awareness and corresponding need to understand, diagnose, and manage this illness. In Encephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment, experts discuss advances in diagnostic tools, as well as therapeutic approaches that allow clinicians to better recognize and treat afflicted patients.

Individual chapters address the principal infectious and non-infectious causes of brain inflammation, including paraneoplastic encephalitides—an apparent autoimmune process in patients with malignancies—as well as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, a post-infectious disorder. The book addresses etiology, epidemiology, and specific issues in diagnosis, pathology, and treatment, including various laboratory methodologies, pathologic changes seen in the different disorders, and diagnosis and management of the seizures that occur quite frequently in these disorders.

With contributions from a group of international experts, the book provides a perspective on this disorder that is both broad and in-depth.

Table of Contents

Clinical Approach in Encephalitis; Burke A. Cunha and John J. Halperin

Encephalitis, Encephalopathy, and Epilepsy; Jeffrey M. Politsky

Neuropathology of Encephalitis; Stefanie H. Freeman and E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte

Molecular and Serologic Methods for Diagnosis of Encephalitis; Eric D. Spitzer, Silvia G. Spitzer, and Marc G. Golightly

Critical Care Management of Encephalitis; Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

Viral Encephalitis—Background, Arboviruses, and Enteroviruses; John J. Halperin

West Nile Virus; Deborah S. Asnis and Robert S. Crupi

Tick-Borne Encephalitis; John J. Halperin

Herpesvirus Encephalitis; Nicholas L. King and Karen L. Roos

Rabies; John J. Halperin

HIV-Associated Brain Disease; David Hirschwerk

Spirochetal Infections of the Nervous System; John J. Halperin

Encephalitis Due to Parasites; Oscar H. Del Brutto

Neurobrucellosis; Guillermo H Giambartolomei, Jorge C. Wallach, and Pablo C. Baldi

Listeria Infections and the Central Nervous System; Bruce E. Hirsch

Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System; Juan Carlos Garcia-Monco

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis; Anita L. Belman

Paraneoplastic and Related Forms of Encephalitis; John J. Halperin and Jeffrey M. Politsky


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Neurological Disease and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Neurology