Neuromuscular Disease: A Case-Based Approach
ISBN/ASIN: 0521171857,9780521171854 | 2013 | English | pdf | 178/182 pages | 11.4 Mb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | Author: John H. J. Wokke, Pieter A. van Doorn, Jessica E. Hoogendijk, Marianne de Visser | Edition: 1
There are over 600 neuromuscular disorders and the variability of these syndromes can leave clinicians feeling as if they are lost in a maze as they seek to diagnose and manage patients. This book addresses this problem by using the case-history and symptom manifestation as a starting point for the diagnostic process in adult patients, mimicking the situation in the consultation room. For each case, diagnostic tools, disease pathogenesis, prognosis and treatment options are discussed, along with rare manifestations and differential diagnoses. Symptoms, signs and syndromes are cross-linked to help the reader navigate the variety of disorders. Accompanying tables give a broader picture of the manifestations of a particular disease within the landscape of neuromuscular disorders. This highly-illustrated book, with accompanying videos, will aid neurologists at all levels, internists, geneticists, rehabilitation physicians and researchers in the field, as they seek to familiarize themselves with this complex range of disorders.