Neuroinflammation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123849137, 9780123849144

Neuroinflammation

1st Edition

Editors: Alireza Minagar
eBook ISBN: 9780123849144
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123849137
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th December 2010
Page Count: 540
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Description

Inflammation is a central mechanism in many neurological diseases, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and 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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive review of the latest developments in neuroinflammation
  • Includes contributions from leading authorities

 

Readership

Neuroscientists, neurologists and immunologists

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:
© Elsevier 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123849144
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123849137

About the Editor

Alireza Minagar

Dr. Minagar is a Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He’s a certified Physician Investigator by Association of Clinical Research Professionals, member of the editorial board of Future Neurology, Neurological Research, and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Board. Dr. Minagar is the author of 231 journal articles and 33 book chapters, and editor of 10 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

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