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Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

A Clinician's Approach

Neuromuscular disorders are diagnosed across the lifespan and create many challenges especially with infants, children and adolescents. This new edition of the definitive reference, edited by the established world renowned authorities on the science, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders in childhood is a timely and needed resource for all clinicians and researchers studying neuromuscular disorders, especially in childhood. The Second Edition is completely revised to remain current with advances in the field and to insure this remains the standard reference for clinical neurologists and clinical research neurologists. The Second Edition retains comprehensive coverage while shortening the total chapter count to be an even more manageable and effective reference.


Clinical Neurologists, Pediatric Neurologists, Neuroscience Researchers, Clinical Research Neurologists

Hardbound, 1160 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-417044-5


  • SECTION I.  Clinical and Laboratory Approach to the Infant and Child with a Neuromuscular Problem
    1. Introduction: Historical Perspectives
      Darryl C. De Vivo, Basil T. Darras, Monique M. Ryan, and H. Royden Jones, Jr.
    2. Genetics of Neuromuscular Disorders
      Wendy K. Chung
    3. Electromyography in Pediatrics
      Matthew Pitt and Peter B. Kang
    4. Muscle Biopsy for Diagnosis of Neuromuscular and Metabolic Diseases
      Harvey B. Sarnat and Stirling Carpenter
    5. Nerve Biopsy 
      Jo M. Wilmshurst, Pedro Ciarlini and Umberto De Girolami

    SECTION II.  Infantile Hypotonia and Arthrogryposis
    6. Neonatal Hypotonia
      Joseph J. Volpe
    7. Arthrogryposis
      Judith G. Hall and Angela Vincent

    SECTION III.  Motor Neuron Disorders
    8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies
      Basil T. Darras, Jennifer A. Markowitz, Umrao R. Monani and Darryl C. De Vivo
    9. Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
      Jemeen Sreedharan and Robert H. Brown, Jr.
    10. Infectious or Acquired Motor Neuron Diseases
      Manikum Moodley, William S. David and Alan R. Seay
    11. The Stiff-man Syndrome in Children and Adolescents
      Jennifer A. Tracy and Andrew McKeon

    SECTION IV.  Peripheral Nerve Disorders

    Radiculopathies and Plexopathies
    12. Radiculopathies and Plexopathies
      H. Royden Jones, Jr., Monique M. Ryan and Kerry H. Levin

    13. Congenital and Acquired Facial Palsies 
      Francis Renault and Susana Quijano-Roy
    14. Mononeuropathies
      Monique M. Ryan, H. Royden Jones, Jr.

    15. Overview of Pediatric Peripheral Neuropathies
      Hugh J. McMillan and Monique M. Ryan
    16. Congenital and Early Infantile Neuropathies
      Eppie M. Yiu and Jonathan Baets
    17. Hereditary Neuropathies in Late Childhood and Adolescence
      Kathryn M. Brennan and Michael E. Shy
    18. Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies
      Felicia B. Axelrod and Horacio Kaufmann
    19.  Peripheral Neuropathy in Inherited Metabolic Disease
      Marc C. Patterson and Alan K. Percy
    20. Acute Polyneuropathies
      H. Royden Jones, Jr., Padraic J. Grattan-Smith and Monique M. Ryan
    21. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
      Hugh J. McMillan and Peter B. Kang
    22. Neuropathies Secondary to Systemic Disorders
      Jo M. Wilmshurst and Robert A. Ouvrier
    23. Toxic Neuropathies
      David Pleasure
    24. Hansen's Disease (Leprosy): Leprous Neuropathy
      Wilson Marques Jr.

    SECTION V.  Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
    25. Acquired Presynaptic Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: Infant Botulism and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
      Ai Sakonju and Thomas O. Crawford
    26. Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes
      Andrew G. Engel
    27. Juvenile and Neonatal Myasthenia Gravis
      Peter B. Kang, Wendy K. M. Liew, Maryam Oskoui and Angela Vincent

    SECTION VI.  Myopathies
    28. Congenital and Other Structural Myopathies
      James J. Dowling, Kathryn North, Hans H. Goebel and Alan H. Beggs
    29. Congenital Muscular Dystrophies
      Eugenio Mercuri and Francesco Muntoni
    30. Dystrophinopathies
      Basil T. Darras, Caroline C. Menache Starobinski, Veronica J. Hinton and Louis M. Kunkel
    31. Clinical Management of Dystrophinopathies: A Systematic Approach
      Michela Guglieri and Kate Bushby
    32. Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy
      Wendy K. M. Liew, Silvère M. van der Maarel and Rabi Tawil
    33. Distal Myopathies
      Bjarne Udd
    34. Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies
      Payam Mohassel and Carsten G. Bönnemann
    35. Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy: Nuclear Envelopathies
      Hacer Durmus, Piraye Serdaroglu-Oflazer and Feza Deymeer
    36. Myopathies of Systemic Disease
      Thornton B.A. Mason, II and Darryl C. De Vivo
    37. Myotonic Dystrophy
      Richard T. Moxley, III, Emma Ciafaloni and Debra Guntrum
    38. Muscle Channelopathies: Myotonias and Periodic Paralyses
      Karin Jurkat-Rott, Reinhardt Rüdel, Frank Lehmann-Horn
    39. Glycogen Storage Diseases of Muscle
      Hasan O. Akman, Anders Oldfors and Salvatore DiMauro
    40. Lipid Storage Myopathies due to Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects
      Ingrid Tein
    41. Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies
      Darryl C. De Vivo, Carmen Paradas and Salvatore DiMauro
    42. Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Other Inflammatory Myopathies in Children
      Lauren M. Pachman

    SECTION VII.  Special Clinical Problems
    43. Neuromuscular Problems of the Critically Ill Neonate and Child  
      Basil T. Darras and H. Royden Jones, Jr.
    44. Intensive Care Management, Including Cardiorespiratory Care
      William A. Scott and Susan T. Iannaccone
    45. Malignant Hyperthermia: An Inherited Disorder of Muscle Calcium Metabolism
      Werner Klingler and Frank Lehmann-Horn
    46. Disorders of the Ocular Motor Cranial Nerves and Extraocular Muscles
      Monique M. Ryan and Elizabeth C. Engle
    47. Oromotor Dysfunction in Neuromuscular Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
      Manuel Roig-Quilis
    48. Complex Regional Pain Syndromes I and II (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Causalgia)
      Navil F. Sethna and Deirdre E. Logan

    49. Friedreich Ataxia
      Massimo Pandolfo
    50. Dominantly Inherited Spinocerebellar Syndromes
      Stephen M. Maricich and Huda Y. Zoghbi

    SECTION VIII.  General Therapeutic Principles 
    51. Principles and Practice of Molecular Therapies
      Louise R. Rodino-Klapac and Jerry R. Mendell
    52. Orthopedic Management
      David P. Roye, Evan D. Sheha and Nanfang Xu
    53. Rehabilitation of the Child with a Neuromuscular Disorder
      Nancy E. Strauss, Jacqueline Montes, Barry S. Russman
    54. Outcome Measures in Neuromuscular Diseases
      Jacqueline Montes and Petra Kaufmann


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