1st Edition - December 17, 2010

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  • Editor: Alireza Minagar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849144

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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


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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2010
  • Published: December 17, 2010
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849144

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

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

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