Prominent neurologists and movement disorders experts from around the world logically and systematically review the major movement disorder emergencies, instructing the reader on how optimally to recognize and manage these problems. The authors comprehensively cover a broad range of disorders, including acute dystonic reactions, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, startle syndromes, and tic emergencies, and stress the importance of certain obvious diagnoses such as Wilson's disease, dopa-responsive dystonia, and Whipple's disease, in which delayed diagnosis in less emergent situations can lead to slowly evolving and often irreversible neurologic damage with tragic consequences. Patient vignettes at the beginning of each chapter focus the reader's attention and highlight the urgency of the problem.
A Brief Introduction to Movement Disorders Steven J. Frucht and Stanley Fahn Acute Parkinsonism Hubert H. Fernandez and Joseph H. Friedman Parkinsonism-Hyperpyrexia Syndrome in Parkinson's Disease Stewart A. Factor and Anthony Santiago Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Stanley N. Caroff, Stephan C. Mann, E. Cabrina Campbell, Kenneth A. Sullivan, and Jose Obeso Malignant Catatonia Stephan C. Mann, Stanley N. Caroff, E. Cabrina Campbell, Henry R. Bleier, and Robert A. Greenstein Abductor Paresis in Shy-Drager Disease Eiji Isozaki Movement Disorder Emergencies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract Boris Bentsianov, Ajay Chitkara, Anthony Cultrara, and Andrew Blitzer Dystonic Storm Melissa J. Nirenberg and Blair Ford Pseudodystonic Emergencies Beom S. Jeon and Jong-Min Kim Tardive and Neuroleptic-Induced Emergencies Paul E. Greene and Steven J. Frucht Hemiballism-Hemichorea Ronald B. Postuma and Anthony E. Lang Sydenham's Chorea, PANDAS, and Other Poststreptococcal Neurological Disorders Roser Pons Acute Spinal Rigidity P. D. Thompson Tic Emergencies Vanessa K. Hinson and Christopher G. Goetz Malignant Phonic Tics Carolyn Kwak and Joseph Jankovic Serotonin Syndrome Mark Forrest Gordon and Adena Leder Risks and Dangers From Hyperekplexia and Other Startle Disorders Frederick Andermann and Eva Andermann Wilson's Disease George J. Brewer Dopa-Responsive Dystonia Yoshiaki Furukawa, Mark Guttman, and Stephen J. Kish Whipple's Disease John Lynch and Tim Lynch Index