Neurological Differential Diagnosis is a streamlined handbook of prioritised differential diagnosis, to be used both in clinical practice and for exam review.
By presenting differential diagnosis in order of frequency and importance, this book provides a practical handbook for clinicians in training, as well as a potential resource for quick board review. Whilst the book covers the most important syndromes and disease entities, readers are referred to other texts for more exhaustive differentials. By limiting differentials in this way - to the most likely and most serious diagnoses, the reader can more easily recall relevant disease processes when faced with a particular clinical situation, whether it be a patient in the emergency room or a difficult question on the board examination.
The book specifically targets neurology residents and fellows, with overlap to neurosurgery and psychiatry. Internal medicine physicians with an interest in neurological problems and medical students looking for an edge in clinical neuroscience would also benefit from this text.
The content is primarily mid-level material, in a pedagogic format.
In order to organise the students' thought processes concise tables and line drawing templates are included. The book is organised into broad chapters by type of disorder and some overlap occurs between particular chapters.
- Chapter 1 - Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology
- Chapter 2 - Clinical Syndromes
- Chapter 3 - Vascular Diseases
- Chapter 4 - Paroxysmal Disorders
- Chapter 5 - Dementias and Neuropsychiatry
- Chapter 6 - Movement Disorders
- Chapter 7 - Infectious /Inflammatory Disorders
- Chapter 8 - Peripheral Neurology
- Chapter 9 - Neuro-otology/-ophthalmolog
- Chapter 10 - Neuro-oncology
- Chapter 11 - Pediatric Neurology
- Chapter 12 - Neurogenetics
- Chapter 13 - Neuroradiology
- Chapter 14 - Spinal Cord Disorders
- Chapter 15 - Diagnostic Testing and Scales
- Appendix A - Scales and Diagnostic Criteria
- Appendix B - Clinical pearls