Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders of the Nervous System in Children

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-19
  • Publisher: Mac Keith Pr

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This book provides a detailed and comprehensive summary of the childhood diseases that are, or are likely to be, caused by the immune system. The book highlights some recent and exciting developments in the field, and will be of considerable importance to the pediatrician and pediatric neurologist. By helping to increase recognition of these conditions, this book will encourage further research into these diseases.

Table of Contents

Neuroimmunology Concepts
Introduction and Overview
Inflammation and Autoimmunity: A Nervous System Perspective
Central Nervous System Disorders
Demyelinating Syndromes
Overview of New International Definitions For CNS Demyelination Syndromes in Children
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Childhood Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis: An Adults Perspective
Transverse Myelitis
Optic Neuritis In Children
Regional Neuroinflammatory Syndromes Sydenham's Chorea
Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS)
Opsoclonus Myclonus Syndrome
Other Immune-Mediated Extrapyramidal Movement Disorders
Post-Infectious Ataxia and Cerebellitis
Rasmussen Encephalitis
Systemic Autoimmune Disorders and Vasculitis
Neuropsychiatric Manifestationsd of Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Cerebral Vasculitis
Macrophage Activation Syndromes
Orphan Neuro-Inflammatory Disorders Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome and Related Disorders
Neonatal Onset Multisystemj Inflammatory Disorder (NOMID)/Chronic Infantile Neurological Cutaneous Syndrome (CINCA)
Folate Receptor Autoimmunity in Cerebral Folate Deficiency
Emerging Concepts Inflammatory Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Glutamate Receptor Autoantibodies in Neurological Syndromes
Autoimmune Channelopathies: Lessons From Adult Neurology
Peripheral Nervous System Disorders
Childhood Autoimmune Myasthenia
Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy in Childhood
Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis
Inflammatory Mechanisms in Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders
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