Neurology in Africa: Clinical Skills and Neurological Disorders

Neurology in Africa: Clinical Skills and Neurological Disorders

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William P. Howlett
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 8/20/2015
EAN 9781107534858, ISBN10: 1107534852

Paperback, 459 pages, 24.6 x 17.5 x 2 cm
Language: English

The distribution of neurological disease - and the resources available for its diagnosis and treatment - is very different in Africa. In addition, many of the diseases encountered, such as konzo, are poorly covered in standard Western textbooks on neurology and, with increased international travel, these conditions may be seen in clinics worldwide. Neurology in Africa is written by William Howlett, a neurologist who has worked in Tanzania for almost twenty years. This book will be invaluable to trainees and practitioners in neurology and internal medicine working in Africa and neurologists travelling to Africa for work-placements. The content is highly practical and written in an easy style with clear, comprehensive explanations. The content covers clinical skills as well as guidance on the diagnosis and management of all the major neurological disorders. The book contains many line drawings, colour photographs, scans, tables and summaries of key points to aid understanding.

Part I. Clinical Skills
1. History and examination
2. Localization
Part II. Neurological Disorders
3. Public health
4. Epilepsy
5. Stroke
6. Neurological infections
7. Protozoal and helminthic infections
8. Neurological illness in HIV disease
9. Coma and transient loss of consciousness
10. Paraplegia non traumatic
11. Disorders of peripheral nerves
12. Cranial nerve disorders
13. Myopathies and myasthenia gravis
14. Movement disorders and motor neurone disease
15. Headache and facial pain
16. Intracranial tumours
17. Dementia
18. Inherited neurological disorders
19. Head and spinal injury
20. Care in neurology