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Article
June 1995

Child Neurology: A Clinical Manual

Author Affiliations

Nashville, Tenn

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(6):556. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540300028008

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Abstract

Dr Berg and 13 contributors present a well-designed overview of the major diagnostic categories of diseases treated by pediatric neurologists. The text is directed toward a broad audience, which should be of interest and utility to students and house officers as well as faculty. The chapters are appropriately enhanced by drawings of neuroanatomy and tables listing differential diagnoses and their delineating features. The first half of the text concisely discusses the neurologic examination of the child and the major congenital, metabolic, heritable, infectious, traumatic, neoplastic, and epileptiform disorders of the developing nervous system. Inborn errors of metabolism are explained in terms of the enzymopathy, its specific clinical features, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Classifications of neuromuscular and neuropathic diseases are presented in tabular form in terms of heritable, metabolic, pharmacologic, toxic, and infectious causes. Infections of the central nervous system and their treatment are briefly characterized. The clinical features of neoplasms

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