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Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves

Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves

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N. Latov, John H. J. Wokke, John J. Kelly
Cambridge University Press, 2011-04-14
EAN 9780521159432, ISBN10: 0521159431

Paperback, 454 pages, 27.6 x 27.4 x 20.8 cm

This 1998 book was the first to be dedicated to peripheral neuropathies of immune or infectious origin, which are now known to comprise a substantial proportion of disorders of the peripheral nerves. Many of the most important advances in the field were made by contributors to this volume. There are four sections, dealing with biology and epidemiology, patient evaluation, specific clinical syndromes known to be of infectious or immunologic origin, and therapy and management, including rehabilitation. Neurologists will welcome this comprehensive review of the field at the time of publication, which provides an overview of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious and immune mediated neuropathies. It is directly relevant to the everyday management of patients, and will also meet the needs of the basic immunological researcher seeking a general overview.

Review of the hardback: 'To the best of my knowledge Immunological and Infectious Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves is by far the best current single source on the subject ... With its convenient size and reasonable price, I certainly recommend it to neurologists, clinicians in other specialities, neuropathologists and researchers.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine