Description

Inflammation is a central mechanism in many neurological diseases, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain trauma as well as meningitis and contributes to the generation of pain. We are now beginning to understand the impact of the immune system on different nervous system functions and diseases, ranging from damage through tolerance to modulation and repair.

This book discusses some of the more common neuro-inflammatory diseases. Topics covered include multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis and Susac syndrome.

Table of Contents

1.       Multiple Sclerosis

2.       Optic neuritis

3.       Transverse myelitis

4.       Ischemic demyelination

5.       Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

6.       Neurosarcoidosis

7.       Balo concentric sclerosis

8.       Neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s disease)

9.       Necrotizing myelopathy

10.     Susac syndrome

11.     Central nervous system vasculitis

12.     Neuropsychiatric SLE

13.     Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

14.     Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

15.     Current treatments for multiple sclerosis

Details

No. of pages:
540
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123849144
Print ISBN:
9780123849137
Print ISBN:
9780323165136

About the editor

Alireza Minagar

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Neurology, Shreveport, LA, USA