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October 1991

Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood

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Baltimore, Md

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(10):1007. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530220019008

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Neuropathies in children are uncommon and often nettlesome clinical problems. Because these slowly evolving disorders can produce pes cavus or scoliosis before their neuropathic nature is appreciated, these children are likely to be seen by pediatricians and orthopedists long before they are referred to neurologists. Most neurologists have limited experience with childhood neuropathies and will welcome the advent of this readable, slender, and focused resource. The authors have long-standing and broadly based interests in the childhood neuropathies. Dr Ouvrier, the pediatric neurologist at Children's Hospital Camperdown, Sydney, Australia, has worked for years with his colleagues at the University of Sydney. Drs McLeod and Pollard are leading figures in the clinical, physiological, and pathological assessment of neuropathies. The resulting volume covers in an authoritative fashion the major heritable neuropathies and the inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies. It more briefly presents the rare metabolic and idiopathic conditions. Adequate attention is directed toward the organization,

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