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Subject: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurodisability

Series: International Review of Child Neurology Series

Publication date: 05/05/2014

ISBN: 9781909962446

Edition: 1st

Pages: 390

Central Nervous System Infections in Childhood

Pratibha Singhi, Diane Griffin, Charles Newton (Editors)

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This title has been developed with the International Child Neurology Association to provide information on all common CNS infections. It covers almost all CNS infections commonly seen in children across the world including those in developed and resource poor countries. It provides concise, state of the art overview of viral, bacterial, tubercular, fungal, parasitic and many other infections of the CNS. In addition involvement of the CNS secondary to other infections or vaccines has also been briefly covered.

The book is intended to be of practical use to residents, physicians, paediatricians and paediatric neurologists across the globe, providing important information in an easily accessible and comprehensive format, with supporting references.

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Read the full book review by J Simon Kroll published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

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Residents in training, physicians, paediatricians, paediatric neurologists and nurses working with children across the globe.

International Review of Child Neurology Series

Pratibha Singhi
Pratibha Singhi

Dr. Pratibha Singhi is a world-renowned child neurologist with over 38 years of clinical experience. Before joining Medanta, she was at PGIMER, Chandigarh, where she worked as Professor and Head of Department, and Chief of Paediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment.

Her main areas of research are Epilepsy, Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD and Central Nervous System Infections. She has received special training in these fields at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA and in the UK during the Heinz Fellowship of the British Paediatric Association and Fellowship of The Royal College of Paediatrics. She was invited to work as Locum Consultant Paediatric Neurology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital London.

She has done original research work in the field of Neurodevelopment and Paediatric Neurology and has published over 400  papers in Indian and International peer reviewed journals and has received several national and international awards and orations for her work.

Diane Griffin
Diane Griffin

Diane Griffin is University Distinguished Service Professor and Alfred and Jill Sommer Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Griffin is a virologist recognized for her work on the pathogenesis of viral infections. She is known particularly for her studies on measles and alphavirus encephalomyelitis that have delineated the role of the immune response in virus clearance, vaccine-induced protection from infection, tissue damage and immune suppression.

Charles Newton
Charles Newton

Charles Newton is Professor of Psychiatry, St John’s College and Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK; and Senior Clinical Researcher, Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Programme, Kilifi, Kenya.

He is conducting research on genetics of autism, epilepsy and psychosis and the epidemiology and psychiatric co-morbidity of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa. His research in Oxford focuses on autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, particular the causes and consequences of these conditions in Europe

Authors’ Appointments
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. BURDEN OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Charles R Newton
2. PATHOGENESIS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Diane E Griffin
3. THE PRINICIPLES OF MANAGEMENT OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Sunit Singhi
4. NEUROIMAGING
Niranjan Khandelwal and Zoran Rumboldt
5. CONGENITAL INFECTIONS
James F Bale, Jr
6. FEBRILE SEIZURES
Brian GR Neville
7. VIRAL ENCEPHALITIS AND MENINGITIS
Diane E Griffin
8. HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS INFECTIONS
Richard J Whitley
9. JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS
Rashmi Kumar and Rupa R Singh
10. RABIES
Chandrakanta Kanta and Rashmi Kumar
11. HIV INFECTIONS
Jo M Wilmshurst, Brian S Eley and Bruce J Brew
12. ACUTE BACTERIAL MENINGITIS
Pratibha Singhi and Sunit Singhi
13. FOCAL INTRACRANIAL SUPPURATION
Pratibha Singhi
14. TUBERCULOSIS
Johan F Schoeman and Ronald van Toorn
15. FUNGAL INFECTIONS
Sunit Singhi
16. PARASITIC INFECTIONS
Richard Idroand Charles R Newton
17. NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS
Pratibha Singhi
18. SPIROCHETAL INFECTIONS
Charles R Newton
19. MYCOPLASMAL INFECTIONS
Ari Bitnun and Susan E Richardson
20. RICKETTSIAL DISEASES
Timothy D Minniear and Steven C Buckingham
21. NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS CAUSED BY BACTERIAL TOXINS
Sunit Singhi and Charles R Newton
22. POSTINFECTIOUS DISORDERS
John T Sladky and Hugh J Willison
Index
Colour plates

‘This book fills a void in the currently available material on central nervous system (CNS) infections in childhood. It is a multi-authored book ably edited by eminent Pediatric Neurologists. The contributors are scientists and researchers with great experience in CNS infections. The book will be certainly useful for pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and post-graduate students.’

Satinder Aneja, The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2014

‘The team of Singhi, Griffin, and Newton have, in my opinion, produced a valuable, scholarly resource for paediatricians and paediatric neurologists. All three editors are eminent in the field comprising that small zone of trisection in the Venn diagram that represents the bodies of knowledge making up paediatrics, infectious diseases, and neurology. As well as bringing a wealth of practical clinical experience and complementary research to their project, they have recruited an ‘A list’ of international contributors, each with personal experience and expertise in the areas of their contributions, to produce a remarkably well-balanced multi-author textbook.‘

J Simon Kroll, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2014

‘Children are particularly vulnerable to infections, and when involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) occurs, it can be devastating. Early recognition and treatment can alter the course of the illness. The clinical manifestations in children are also quite different and variable compared with adults. This book fulfills an important need in the field. The sections on management are very detailed, making this book of great practical importance and a must for all clinicians who are likely to encounter CNS infections.’

Avindra Nath, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2015