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.
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This book will help neurologists, internists, geneticists, rehabilitation physicians, residents and researchers to orientate themselves in the maze of variability and complexity surrounding neuromuscular disorders. Starting from the patient's history, each case addresses pathogenesis, diagnostic tools, prognosis and treatment options for a specific disorder, with extensive cross-linking between cases.L'autore:
John H. J. Wokke is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Neurology Residency Program, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Pieter A. van Doorn is Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Jessica E. Hoogendijk is a neurologist in the Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Marianne de Visser is Professor of Neuromuscular Disorders, Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521171857