Child and Adolescent Neurology for Psychiatrists by Audrey M. Walker MD, David Myland Kaufman MD, Cynthia R.

By Audrey M. Walker MD, David Myland Kaufman MD, Cynthia R. Pfeffer MD, Gail Ellen Solomon MD

Completely revised for its moment variation, this article is geared to citizens and fellows education in baby and adolescent psychiatry and people getting ready for board examinations in either basic and baby psychiatry. The e-book covers universal neurologic issues visible within the pediatric inhabitants, their presentation, together with psychiatric indicators, and their workup, analysis, and therapy. assurance comprises psychiatric comorbidities in pediatric neurologic problems and psychiatric unintended effects of medicines used to regard pediatric neurologic disorders.

Case shows reveal the diagnostic method of sufferers in pediatric neurology and at the interface of pediatric neurology and psychiatry. perform questions supply first-class assessment for board certification and recertification examinations. A word list can also be included.

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Patients may also develop symptoms of cerebellar dysfunction or increased intracranial pressure secondary to cerebellar tumors, causing mass effect and hydrocephalus. Rarely, patients may present with deafness resulting from endolymphatic sac tumors that occur in up to 10% of VHL patients (43,58). Vascular Malformations Intracerebral vascular malformations may be categorized into four main types: arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, venous malformations, and capillary telangiectasias.

Multiple sclerosis (MS), by comparison, is a primary demyelinating process that is more common in adults than in childhood, wherein it occurs mainly in adolescents (71) (see Chapter 15). In this population it is more prevalent in females and frequently affects the infratentorial white mater and spinal cord (72,73) (Fig. 16). Neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic disease, is distinct from MS and consists of optic neuritis in combination with extensive spinal cord involvement over three or more segments.

Risk factors for venous thrombosis include head and neck infections, trauma, dehydration, sepsis, and prothrombotic conditions. Regardless of etiology, most cerebral infarctions in children (excluding neonates for the purposes of this discussion) share similar CT and MRI characteristics. On CT, an acute stroke is most often seen as an area of hypodensity conforming to a vascular distribution, involving both cortex and white matter, with obscuration of the gray-white interface due to edema in the affected area.

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