Pediatric Neurology, Part III, Volume 113

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Olivier Dulac Maryse Lassonde Harvey Sarnat
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444595652
eBook ISBN: 9780444595775
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th May 2013
Page Count: 732
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SECTION 14  Neuromuscular Disorders
136. Diagnostic work-up for neuromuscular diseases
       M. Fardeau and I. Desguerre (Paris, France)
137. Main steps of the skeletal muscle development in human: Morphological analysis and
        ultrastructural characteristics of developing human muscle
        N.B. Romero, M. Mezmezian and A. Fidziańska (Paris, France and Warsaw, Poland)
138. Arthrogryposis and fetal hypomobility syndrome
        G. Haliloglu and H. Topaloglu (Ankara, Turkey)
139. Congenital myopathies
        N.B. Romero and N.F. Clarke (Paris, France and Westmead, Australia)
140. Myofibrillar myopathies
        K.G. Claeys and M. Fardeau (Aachen, Germany and Paris, France)
141. Progressive muscular dystrophies
        J. Chelly and I. Desguerre (Paris, France)
142. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, laminopathies and other nuclear envelopathies
        G. Bonne and S. Quijano-Roy (Paris, France)
143. Congenital muscular dystrophies
        J. Kirschner (Freiburg, Germany)
144. Congenital and infantile myotonic dystrophy
        B. Echenne and G. Bassez (Montpellier and Paris, France and Sherbrooke, Canada)
145. Spinal muscular atrophies
        L. Viollet and J. Melki (Paris, France)
146. Hereditary motor-sensory, motor and sensory neuropathies in childhood
        P.Landrieu, J. Baets and P. de Jonghe (Paris, France and Antwerp, Belgium)
147. Muscle channelopathies and related diseases
        B. Fontaine (Paris, Fra


The child is neither an adult miniature nor an immature human being: at each age, it expresses specific abilities that optimize adaptation to its environment and development of new acquisitions. Diseases in children cover all specialties encountered in adulthood, and neurology involves a particularly large area, ranging from the brain to the striated muscle, the generation and functioning of which require half the genes of the whole genome and a majority of mitochondrial ones. Human being nervous system is sensitive to prenatal aggression, is particularly immature at birth and development may be affected by a whole range of age-dependent disorders distinct from those that occur in adults. Even diseases more often encountered in adulthood than childhood may have specific expression in the developing nervous system. The course of chronic neurological diseases beginning before adolescence remains distinct from that of adult pathology – not only from the cognitive but also motor perspective, right into adulthood, and a whole area is developing for adult neurologists to care for these children with persisting neurological diseases when they become adults.

Just as pediatric neurology evolved as an identified specialty as the volume and complexity of data became too much for the general pediatician or the adult neurologist to master, the discipline has now continued to evolve into so many subspecialties, such as epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, stroke, malformations, neonatal neurology, metabolic diseases, etc., that the general pediatric neurologist no longer can reasonably possess in-depth expertise in all areas, particularly in dealing with complex cases. Subspecialty expertise thus is provided to some trainees through fellowship programmes following a general pediatric neurology residency and many of these fellowships include training in research.

Since the infectious context, the genetic background and medical practice vary throughout the wor

Key Features

  • A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology
  • International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field
  • Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care


Neurologists, paediatric neurologists and neuroscientists


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"This is the third of three volumes on pediatric neurology, a topic that was previously omitted from the series. It contains 64 chapters assembled by Dulac… and coeditors Lassonde and Sarnat and contributed by neurologists, neuroscientists, pediatricians, and others from around the world, who address the diagnosis and treatment, as well as other facets, of neuromuscular disorders, cranial nerves and brainstem dysfunction, inborn errors of metabolism, heredodegenerative disorders, and postnatal toxic and induced disorders." --Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

About the Series Volume Editors

Olivier Dulac Series Volume Editor

Maryse Lassonde Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Departement de Psychologie, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Harvey Sarnat Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine; Division Chief, Paediatric Neurology, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada