Neurological Disorders due to Systemic Disease

Neurological Disorders due to Systemic Disease PDF

Neurological Disorders due to Systemic Disease  PDF
Preface

Edited by
Steven L Lewis, MD, Department of Neurological Sciences, RushUniversity Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

How do you identify which neurologic syndromes occur due tosystemic disease? 

Neurological problems commonly occur in the context ofunderlying systemic disease, and may even be the presenting symptomof a medical condition that has not yet been diagnosed.Consequently neurologists need to be aware when a neurologicalpresentation might indicate an underlying systemic disorder.

Neurological Disorders due to SystemicDisease provides the tools you need to make theseconnections. The unique neurologic presentation-based approachrelates to the common clinical situations you encounter,including:

  • Headache
  • Stroke
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Encephalopathies, seizures, myelopathies, neuro-ophthalmologicand neuro-otologic disorders, sleep disorders, and others

Major categories of systemic illness are explored for eachpresentation to guide you towards a likely cause.  Theseinclude:

  • Endocrine, electrolyte, and metabolic disorders
  • Systemic autoimmune disorders
  • Organ dysfunction and failure, and critical medicalillness
  • Systemic cancer and paraneoplastic disorders
  • Systemic infectious disease
  • Complications due to drugs and alcohol
  •  Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Written by a leading cast of experts, with a practical approachincluding ‘things to remember’ for each presentation,Neurological Disorders due to Systemic Disease shouldbe on every neurologist’s desk.

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