1st Edition

Tropical Neurology

By U.K. Misra Copyright 2003
    552 Pages 182 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Tropical neurology refers to those diseases of the nervous system which prevail in between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Developments in speed and ease of travel and globalisation of economy have resulted in large scale migration rendering the boundaries of tropical regions less distinct. Wars, famines, natural disasters and economic sanctions have added to the problem of infection and aggravated the preexisting nutritional deficiency disorders in many tropical countries. This book is aimed at residents, practicing physicians, health workers and physicians from western countries who are visiting the tropical countries.

    1. Tuberculous Meningitis. Spinal Tuberculosis 3. Pyogenic Infections of the Central Nervous System 4. Brucellosis 5. Tetanus 6. Leprosy 7. Acute Viral Encephalitis 8. Poliomyelitis 9. Human Rabies: Pathogenesis, Clinical Aspects and Current Recommendations for Prophylaxis 10. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis 11. HTLV-I-Associated Myelopathy 12. Neurological Manifestations of HIV 13. Parainfectious Demyelinating Diseases of the Nervous System 14. Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System 15. Neurocysticercosis 16. Cerebral Malaria 17. Neuroschistosomiasis 18. Human African Trypanosomiasis, Sleeping Sickness 19. Environmental Neurotoxins in the Tropics 20. Insecticides and Industrial Poisons 21. Poisoning and Envenoming by Animal Neurotoxins in the Tropics 22. Heat Stroke 23. Epilepsy in the Tropics 24. Stroke in the Tropics 25. Mental Retardation 26. Nutritional Deficiency Disorders of the Nervous System 27. Neuroepidemiology in the Tropics 28. Craniovertebral Anomalie


    Misra, U.K.