Subject: Child Neurology

Series: International Review of Child Neurology Series

Publication date: 28/07/1999

ISBN: 9781898683179

Edition: 2nd

Pages: 344

Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood, 2nd Edition

Robert Ouvrier, J.G. McLeoad, J.D. Pollard (Authors)

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Hardback edition (complete book)


Peripheral neuropathies are diseases which affect the neuromuscular apparatus between the muscles or sensory receptors and connections in the spinal cord and the brain. They affect approximately 20-30% of children attending neuromuscular clinics.

Uniquely, this text deals exclusively with such disorders in children and draws together the rapidly expanding but widely scattered knowledge in the field. It is a highly practical text, written by clinical neurologists with long experience in physiology, histopathology and management of neuropathy. This second edition retains the basic structure of its successful predecessor and continues to be liberally illustrated with real case histories. However, extensive revisions and expansion of the text have enabled it to encompass the major developments, including recent advances in molecular biology and therapy of metabolic and inflammatory neuropathies.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 2

Robert Ouvrier
Robert Ouvrier

Professor Robert Ouvrier is the Emeritus Professor of child neurology in the University of Sydney.

After training in general paediatrics in Sydney, Perth and Papua-New Guinea, he undertook specialist training in child neurology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, the University of Kentucky (1969-70) and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore USA (1971-72). He was then Head of the Department of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney for 25 years. In 1999, he became the Foundation Head of the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. He was President of the International Child Neurology Association from 2006-2010.

He is the author of two books, thirty book chapters and an author or co-author of over 150 scientific articles on paediatric neurology.

Other books by Robert Ouvrier
J.G. McLeod
J.G. Mcleod

J. G. Mcleod, University of Sydney, Australia

J.D. Pollard

J. D. Pollard, University of Sydney, Australia.

1. The historical perspective: overview of pediatric aspects of the neuropathies.

2. Development of the human peripheral nervous system.

3. Pathophysiology of peripheral neuropathy.

4. Investigation of peripheral neuropathy.

5. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

6. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

7. The peroneal muscular atrophy syndrome.

8. The ataxic neuropathies.

9. Sensory neuropathies.

10. Neuropathies in metabolic and degenerative disorders.

11. Toxic neuropathies.

12. Neuropathies in systemic diseases.

13. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (Tomaculous neuropathy).

14. Miscellaneous neuropathies.

15. Focal lesions of peripheral nerves

'I have knowingly seen perhaps a dozen children with peripheral neuropathy in the past five years. After reading this book, I'm fairly certain that I have seen many more, but not realised it.'

Theo Fenton, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

'Comprehensive without being overdetailed. Conditions are clearly and concisely discussed with detailed referencing to facilitate more in depth study. Aided by careful indexing, information is easily accessible and this book provides a reliable first step for anyone seeing patients with peripheral nerves diseases.'

Gillian Hall, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

'The text is succinct and unambiguous. A monograph of this authority has no competitor. Consulting the internet is no substitute. The patients of any paediatric neurologist attempting to practise without this book will be at a significant disadvantage.'

R O Robinson, Brain