Subject: Child Neurology

Series: International Review of Child Neurology Series

Publication date: 01/07/2007

ISBN: 9781898683285

Edition: 1st

Pages: 192

Vitamin-Responsive Conditions in Paediatric Neurology

Peter Baxter (Editor)

Ways to buy

Hardback edition (complete book)


This book, in the International Child Neurology Review series, is the first authoritative synthesis of the role of vitamin treatments in children with neurological disorders.

It covers all the conditions seen in paediatric neurology that are treatable by vitamin supplementation and consists of up-to-date, concise reviews by an international group of experts in their specific fields. They cover: biotinidase deficiency; the role of vitamins in the developing nervous system, mitochondrial disorders and autism; homocysteinuria; conditions responsive to vitamin E or riboflavin; disorders of folic acid and vitamin B12 metabolism; folinic acid responsive seizures, and all aspects of pyridoxine-dependent and pyridoxine-responsive seizures.

It is the first time that clinical and data research in this field has been drawn together in one source, making available previously unpublished material. This is a unique data resource for anyone involved in the care of children with vitamin-responsive neurological disorders.

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Peter Baxter
Peter Baxter

Dr Peter Baxter is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the University of Sheffield.

His research interests include pyridoxine-dependent seizures, management of neuromuscular conditions and ataxia. Previous studies have included aspects of microcephaly, hydrocephalus and raised intracranial pressure, and mitochondrial disorders.

Dr Baxter is an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association; Secretary of the European Paediatric Neurology Society; past Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, and a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

1. Biotinidase deficiency, Kim Bartlett

2. Neural tube defects and childhood brain tumours: the role of maternal vitamin supplementation, Carol Bower

3. Vitamins/minerals and autism, Mary Coleman

4. Homocystinuria due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency, Brian Fowler

5. Riboflavin responsive disorders, Barbara Garavaglia

6. Folinic acid responsive seizures, Keith Hyland

7. Vitamin treatment in mitochondrial cytopathies, Robert McFarland, Robert W. Taylor and Douglass M. Turnbull

8. Vitamin E responsive conditions in paediatric neurology, David P. R. Muller

9. Cobalamin and folate responsive disorders, Robert Surtees

10. Pyridoxine dependent and pyridoxine responsive seizures, Peter Baxter

11. Vitamin responsive conditions in paediatric neurology: a clinical approach, Peter Baxter


'The book more than fulfills its aim of providing an authoritative review of neurological conditions in which vitamin therapy plays a role.' European Journal of Paediatirc Neurology

European Journal of Paediatirc Neurology