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Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves - N. Latov

Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521159432
Number Of Pages: 454

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This is the first book dedicated to peripheral neuropathies of immune or infectious origin, which are now known to comprise a substantial proportion of disorders of the peripheral nerves. Many of the most important advances in the field were made by contributors to this volume. There are four sections, dealing with biology and epidemiology, patient evaluation, specific clinical syndromes known to be of infectious or immunologic origin, and therapy and management, including rehabilitation. Neurologists will welcome this comprehensive review of the field, which provides an authoritative overview of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious and immune mediated neuropathies.

Review of the hardback: 'To the best of my knowledge Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves is by far the best current single source on the subject ... With its convenient size and reasonable price, I certainly recommend it to neurologists, clinicians in other specialities, neuropathologists and researchers.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Review of the hardback: ' ... it has no equal as a comprehensive, accessible, and useful resource for the practising neurologist.' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Review of the hardback: ' ... a useful practical clinical text for every neurologist or clinician involved in the management of patients with these immune and infectious neuropathies, but it also carries up-to-date reviews and references for those who may have a more research orientated interest in this field, where significant advances continue to be made in diagnosis and development of treatment.' Brain
"This book will serve as a useful practical clinical text for every neurologist or clinician involved in the management of patients with these immune and infectious neuropathies, but it also carries up-to-date reviews and references for those who may have a more research orientated interest in this field, where significant advances continue to be made in diagnosis and development of treatment." J.G. Llewelyn, Brain
"The relation between immunological events and peripheral neuropathy is explored in this text, which is aimed at both practising neurologists and basic immunological researchers. The contributors review pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatement of infectious and immune-mediated neuropathies." Lancet
"Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves is a valuable resource for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders and care of patients with these diseases. The book provides a well-structured appreciation of this group of peripheral nerve disorders. ...the opportunity to read through the book is likely to translate into a greater capacity to diagnose and manage illness in my patients." New England Journal of Medicine
"...an excellent place to educate oneself in the fascinating interplay between the microbial world, the immune system, and the brain." Cell
"...a welcome addition to the many neurological monographs that appear annually because it presents concise summaries and usually, critical commentary about the literature relating to these conditions. The references in each chapter are generally extensive and presented in a three column easy-to-use format...a good book that should be part of any hospital or group library...its target audience should be neurology residents, general neurologists and those who wish to broaden their knowledge about immune disorders of the peripheral nervous system and selected infectious diseases that affect the peripheral nervous system." The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

Preface
The way things were: the discovery of experimental 'allergic' neuritis
Biology and Epidemiology
Immune interactions in the peripheral nervous system
Epidemiology of autoimmune polyneuropathies
Patient Evaluation
Clinical evaluation and differential diagnosis
Electrophysiological studies
Immunopathological studies in immune-mediated neuropathies
Clinical Syndromes
Guillain-BarrĀ© syndrome and variants
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
Acute and chronic sensory neuronopathy
Acute and chronic autonomic neuropathies
Vasculitic neuropathies
Neuropathies associated with anti-MAG antibodies and IgM monoclonal gammopathies
Motor neuropathies associated with anti-GM1 ganglioside antibodies
Neuropathies associated with anti-sulfatide and other glycoconjugate antibodies
Paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy
Polyneuropathies associated with myeloma, POEMS, and non-malignant IgG and IgA monoclonal gammopathies
Neuromyotonia and the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
The Post-Polio syndrome
Peripheral neuropathy in HIV-1 infection
Lyme neuropathy
Neuropathy in leprosy
Neuropathies associated with herpes virus infections
Toxin-induced immune neuropathies
Immune-mediated experimental neuropathies
Therapy and Management
Immunosuppression and immunomodulation
Management of paralytic neuropathy in the intensive care unit
Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of nerve pain
Medical rehabilitation
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ISBN: 9780521159432
ISBN-10: 0521159431
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.02