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This book is a collection of over 50 case histories of patients with predominantly acute neurological illness, with particular emphasis on conditions that present to physicians in both acute general (internal) medicine and neurology, including headache, encephalopathy and altered consciousness, behavioural disturbance, seizures and focal deficits. The majority of the cases have endocrine, vascular, infectious or metabolic aetiologies and include examples of common conditions presenting in unusual ways. The differential diagnosis in such cases is often broad but rapid diagnosis and treatment is often paramount. Each case is outlined in brief and is followed by several questions on clinically important aspects of the diagnosis and management. The answers are accompanied by a detailed discussion of the differential diagnosis, together with other clinically important aspects of the condition. The text is complimented by over 170 radiographic illustrations. The question-and-answer format is designed to enhance the reader's diagnostic ability and clinical understanding.
Sarah T Pendlebury trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities before completing a D Phil on recovery after stroke using magnetic techniques. She is currently a general physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Her interests include stroke, cognitive problems and the neurology of general medicine Philip Anslow is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and received the Award of Royal College of Radiologists' Gold Medal (2004) Peter M Rothwell trained at Edinburgh and Oxford. He completed an MD on the neuroendocrine response to acute illness and subsequently a PhD on stroke prevention in patients with carotid stenosis. He is currently professor of clinical neurology at Oxford, director of the Stroke Prevention Research Unit and a practising neurologist.
17 CASES IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES 4 CASES IN MALIGNANCY 12 CASES IN VASCULAR ABNORMALITIES 10 CASES IN ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC/TOXIC MECHANISM 5 CASES IN INFLAMMATORY DISEASES 2 CASES IN INHERITED CONDITIONS
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