Includes comprehensive coverage of all bacterial, viral, fungal, spirochetal, and sarcoid disease.
Very prescriptive in nature. Each chapter will provide management guidelines for treatment, including dosages and preferred combination drug regimen strategies.
1. Comprehensive coverage of all bacterial, viral, fungal, spirochetal, and
2. Consistent approach to diagnosis and treatment.
3. Replete with examples of sophisticated imaging studies to aid in diagnosis
4. Very prescriptive in nature. Each chapter will provide management guidelines for treatment, including dosages and preferred combination drug regimen strategies.
5. Not just a "brain" book. Will cover spinal cord and peripheral nerves as well.
6. Multidisciplinary in focus"Chapters to be authored by the leading lights in neurology and infectious diseases.
7. Will also focus on treatment complications"How to protect the brain from drug toxicities designed to kill the pathogen, but that can also damage tissue as well.
8. Coverage of neurologic complications of systemic infection and its treatment
9. Also will cover follow-up supportive care of the patient.
Karen Roos, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
University of Indiana School of Medicine
Dr. Roos is the head of the CNS committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the chair of the infectious disease section for the American Academy of Neurology.
Table of Contents
I. Cerebrospinal fluid
II. Bacterial infections
III. Viral infections
IV. Fungal infections
V. Tuberculous infections
VI. Spirochetal infections
VII. Rickettsial infections
VIII. Helminthic infections
IX. Protozoal infections
X. Prion diseases
XI. Postinfectious demyelinating diseases
XII. Spinal infectious diseases
XIII. Guillian-Barre syndrome
XIV. Shingles and Ramsey-Hunt syndrome
XV. Polio and the postpolio syndrome
XVII. Whipple's disease
XVIII. Neurological complications of immunizations and systemic infections
XIX. Infectious etiologies of stroke and dementia
XX. Systemic and CNS toxicities of antimicrobial agents
XXI. Neurological complications of systemic infection