ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Guides the reader: rapid and comprehensive information for diagnosis
of choreiform movement disorders
· Assists the reader in medical and surgical management of the different choreic disorders
· Update on the latest in clinical trials
Chorea: Causes and Management provides a comprehensive and timely update for the wide variety of neurological conditions, both inherited and acquired, which result in this common hyperkinetic movement disorder.
This book describes in detail the latest clinical and etiological information regarding chorea. Management strategies, pathophysiology, and associated medical and psychiatric problems associated with chorea are also addressed. The nineteen chapters are contributed by internationally-recognized authors working at the forefront of research in the specific disorders linked to chorea.
Chorea: Causes and Management is aimed at an audience of neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, specialists in medical genetics, clinical and basic researchers in neurosciences, and generalist clinical physicians with an interest in movement disorders.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » chorea - choreiform disorder - cognitive impairment - dyskinesia - hyperkinesia -movement disorder
Related subjects » Human Genetics - Neurology - Neuropsychology - Neuroscience - Psychiatry
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Clinician's Approach to Chorea.- Benign Hereditary Chorea.- Chorea Acanthocytosis.- Sydenham's Chorea.- Huntington Disease: Clinical Phenotypes, and Therapeutics.- Huntington Disease: Molecular Pathogenesis and New Therapeutic Perspectives.- Huntington disease and Huntington disease-like Syndromes - An Overview.- McLeod Syndrome.- Neuroferritinopathy.- Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation.- Aceruloplasminemia.- Chorea in Inherited Ataxias.- Chorea in Prion Diseases.- Inherited Metabolic Disorders Causing Chorea.- Drug-Induced Chorea.- Structural Causes of Chorea.- Chorea: A Surgical Approach.- Chorea in Childhood.- Psychogenic Chorea.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Federico E. Micheli
Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Program and Neurology Department of Hospital de Clínicas, José de San Martín, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Peter A. LeWitt
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA