Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol. 100 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)
- William Weiner, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Maryland Parkinson's Diseases and Movement Disorders Centre, Baltimore, MD, USA
- Eduardo Tolosa, MD, Chief of Neurology Service, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain
The Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 100: Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders discusses hyperkinetic disorders related mainly to basal ganglia dysfunction and pathology. It contains 13 sections and 51 chapters written by authoritative and experienced investigators and clinicians in this extremely broad and diverse group of diseases and syndromes. The first section on choreoathetoid diseases and syndromes includes chapters on Huntingtonâs disease and Huntingtonâs disease look-alikes; spinocerebellar degenerations; neuroacanthocytosis; entatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy; neuroferritinopathy; neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation; mitochondrial disorders; acquired hepatocerebral degeneration; benign hereditary chorea; and âsenile chorea.â The remaining chapters focus on the abnormal involuntary movements associated with each disease or syndrome. These include immune-related chorea, vascular chorea, metabolic disturbances that can induce chorea, chorea in other medical settings (e.g., postpump chorea in children, cancer-related paraneoplastic syndromes), myoclonus, essential tremor, and dystonia, including dystonia plus syndromes. There are also chapters on tardive dyskinesia, unusual clinical syndromes, and tics and stereotyped movements in children. The text is a valuable resource for neurology and psychiatry residents, practicing neurologists and psychiatrists, and specialists in movement disorders.
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