Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders

by Ambar Chakravarty

The diagnosis of neurological disorders is a major challenge in neurologist practice. Some clinical strategies can facilitate the recognition of functional disorders, but several pitfalls make their diagnosis difficult. This book is a guide to diagnostic strategies for a multitude of common and less common neurological disorders. Scenarios are set in both a clinical and an intensive care setting. Divided into 13 sections, the text begins with an overview of general neurology. Each of the following sections examines disorders in a different part of the nervous system. Diagnostic processes are evaluated and potential areas where a clinician may make a mistake, are examined, and explained in depth. The final section presents 15 authentic cases covering diagnostic challenges in critical care units, all provided by leading experts from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, USA. With contributions from internationally recognized neurologists, this comprehensive text is highly illustrated with neurological images, and many chapters feature additional editorial notes and appendices. Access to a selection of clinical videos via a QR code is also provided with this book.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Chakravarty Ambar Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; Indian Academy of Neurology (2005–2006)
ISBN 9789354656668
Speciality Neurology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18677
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2022
Pages 716
Book Type Professional

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