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Neurology in Africa
Clinical Skills and Neurological Disorders

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  • Date Published: August 2015
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  • isbn: 9781316468869

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  • The distribution of neurological disease - and the resources available for its diagnosis and treatment - is very different in Africa. In addition, many of the diseases encountered, such as konzo, are poorly covered in standard Western textbooks on neurology and, with increased international travel, these conditions may be seen in clinics worldwide. Neurology in Africa is written by William Howlett, a neurologist who has worked in Tanzania for almost twenty years. This book will be invaluable to trainees and practitioners in neurology and internal medicine working in Africa and neurologists travelling to Africa for work-placements. The content is highly practical and written in an easy style with clear, comprehensive explanations. The content covers clinical skills as well as guidance on the diagnosis and management of all the major neurological disorders. The book contains many line drawings, colour photographs, scans, tables and summaries of key points to aid understanding.

    • Written to fill a need identified by the author during his own practice and teaching
    • Informed by the author's twenty years of experience practising general medicine and neurology in Africa
    • Focuses on disease patterns specific to Africa and how to diagnose and manage them with local resources
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316468869
    • contains: 86 b/w illus. 91 colour illus. 103 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Clinical Skills:
    1. History and examination
    2. Localization
    Part II. Neurological Disorders:
    3. Public health
    4. Epilepsy
    5. Stroke
    6. Neurological infections
    7. Protozoal and helminthic infections
    8. Neurological illness in HIV disease
    9. Coma and transient loss of consciousness
    10. Paraplegia non traumatic
    11. Disorders of peripheral nerves
    12. Cranial nerve disorders
    13. Myopathies and myasthenia gravis
    14. Movement disorders and motor neurone disease
    15. Headache and facial pain
    16. Intracranial tumours
    17. Dementia
    18. Inherited neurological disorders
    19. Head and spinal injury
    20. Care in neurology

  • Author

    William P. Howlett, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
    William P. Howlett is a Physician and Neurologist in the Department of Internal Medicine at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania, and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway.

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