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Edited by Alex C. Tselis and John Booss



783 pages



Handbook of Clinical Neurology; 3rd Series; Volume 123


Neurologists, microbiologists, pathologists, and others from the US, Europe, Malaysia, Israel, and Canada provide 38 chapters on advances in neurovirology, as well as the emerging fields of innate and adaptive immunity and specific viruses and syndromes. They discuss the history of viral infections of the central nervous system, the basics of virology, neuroepidemiology and the epidemiology of viral infections of the nervous system, the clinical approach to the syndromes of viral encephalitis, myelitis, and meningitis, laboratory diagnosis of viral infection, neuroimaging, viral neuropathogenesis, and the neuropathology of viral infections; DNA viruses like the herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster, the Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy; RNA viruses like West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis viruses, human endogenous retroviruses, HIV-1 infection, tick-borne encephalitis, measles, mumps and rubella, rabies, influenza, hepatic viruses; and other topics, such as viral infections in immunocompromised hosts, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, vaccines and viral/toxin-associated neurologic infections, encephalitis lethargica, and Bell's palsy and vestibular neuronitis. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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