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
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