1st Edition

Encephalitis Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited By John Halperin Copyright 2008
    360 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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.

    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
    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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