Recognising patterns of disease can be the first step to successful management of the child with a neurological problem; this is emphasised by the authors throughout the book. Their concise, precise account reflects the remarkable recent advances in paediatric neurology and related disciplines, while stressing the fundamentals of clinical examination and history taking in reaching an accurate diagnosis.
The book begins with a detailed discussion of neurological examination techniques and the basic formulation of differential diagnoses and management, using neuroradiology, electrophysiology, cerebrospinal fluids, genetic and metabolic testing. The second section of the book follows a problem-based approach, just as diseases present in the real world. It employs practical, symptom- and sign-based strategies for virtually all conditions encountered by the practitioner. The final section on neurological emergencies recognises that such conditions present first to someone other than a paediatric neurologist.
This new Colour Handbook is illustrated throughout by a wealth of top-quality clinical photos and imaging, and is of interest to paediatric neurologists, general paediatricians, primary care physicians and emergency physicians, in training and practice.
Section One: Core Concepts
1.The neurological examination
6.Newborn screening and inborn errors of metabolism.
Section Two: A Problem-based Approach to Paediatric Neurological Disorders
7.Disorders of development
8.Disorders of behaviour and cognition
9.Disorders of hearing and language
10.Disorders of head size and shape
11.Disorders of cranial nerves
12.Disorders of peripheral nerves
13.Disorders of gait and balance
14.Disorders of sleep
15.Disorders of newborn
16.Acute and focal deficits
17.The dimorphic child
22.Seizures and other paroxysmal disorders