Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part VIII: Movement Disorders (ebook)


Part VIII: Movement Disorders from Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition

Chapter 19 – Basal Ganglia Diseases and Movement Disorders by Paddy Grattan-Smith, Russell C Dale and Emilio Fernandez-Alvarez

  • Clinical Aspects of Basal Ganglia Diseases 1027
  • Basal Ganglia Radiology
  • Basal Ganglia Circuits
  • New Classification Schemes
  • Dystonia
    • Classification of Dystonia
    • Genetic Dystonias with Onset in Childhood
    • Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation
    • Other conditions that may present with Dystonia
    • Treatment of Dystonia
    • Status Dystonicus (Dystonic Storm)
  • Athetosis and Chorea
    • Athetosis
    • Chorea
  • Tremor
    • Treatment of Tremor
  • Myoclonus
    • Classification of Myoclonus
    • Clinical Features of Myoclonus
    • Treatment of Myoclonus
    • Excessive Startle
  • Parkinsonism and Hypokinetic Rigid Disorders
    • Parkinsonism in Infancy
    • Parkinsonism Appearing after Infancy
  • Treatable Movement Disorders
  • Radiological Findings in Basal Ganglia Disease
    • Basal Ganglia Calcification

Chapter 20 – Tics and Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome by Robert Ouvrier and Russell C Dale
Chapter 21 – Non-Epileptic Paroxysmal Movement Disorders by Paddy Grattan-Smith, Russell C Dale, Emilio Fernández-Alvarez

  • Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus
  • Shuddering Attacks
  • Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy (Fejerman Syndrome)
  • Unusual Benign Movement Disorders of Infancy
  • Benign Polymorphous Movement Disorder of Infancy
  • Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis
  • Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo
  • Transient Idiopathic Dystonia in Infancy
  • Infant Masturbation (Self-Stimulation or Gratification Episodes)
  • Stereotypies
  • Paroxysmal Tonic Upgaze
  • Paroxysmal Tonic Downgaze of Infancy
  • Sandifer Syndrome
  • Paroxysmal Dyskinesias
    • Historical Features
    • Clinical and Genetic Features of the Paroxysmal Dyskinesias
    • Approach to Paroxysmal Dyskinesias
  • Psychogenic Paroxysmal Disorders

About the Complete Book

The Premier Reference Book on Clinical Child Neurology.

Congenital or early-onset disorders of the nervous system have a profound and lifelong impact on the lives of children and their families. Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition provides up-to-date information on the full range of these neurological disorders, from fetal and neonatal neurology to adolescence.

Movement disorders, epilepsies and seizure disorders, metabolic diseases, auditory and visual disorders, and genetic anomalies are among the many topics covered in this text. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter guide the clinician to further relevant reading.

This fourth edition retains the patient-focussed, clinical approach of its predecessors. The international team of editors and contributors has honoured the request of the late Jean Aicardi, that his book remain ‘resolutely clinical’, which distinguishes Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood from other texts in the field. For further information about the history of this title and previous editions, please see Further Materials.

This edition:

  • Is completely revised and updated
  • Includes latest developments in genetic advances
  • Contains new chapters on basal ganglia diseases and psychogenic disorders
  • Has an easy-to-use one volume format with full-colour illustrations

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition remains the classic, user-friendly resource for busy clinicians in paediatric neurology, child neurology, general paediatrics, neurodisability, and all related medical disciplines.

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