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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66
 

Diagnosis and Management of Neurological Disorders


Bombay Hospital, 12, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, India

Date of Submission16-Nov-2011
Date of Decision16-Nov-2011
Date of Acceptance16-Nov-2011
Date of Web Publication29-Feb-2012

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J A Lalkaka
Bombay Hospital, 12, New Marine Lines, Mumbai
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Lalkaka J A. Diagnosis and Management of Neurological Disorders. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2012;15:66

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Lalkaka J A. Diagnosis and Management of Neurological Disorders. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2014 Sep 1];15:66. Available from: http://www.annalsofian.org/text.asp?2012/15/1/66/93288


U. K. Misra, J. Kalita, Department of Neurology and Dean, Additional Professor, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP, India

Published by Wolters Kluwer Health (India) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; First Edition 2011; Pages 429

Profs U. K. Misra and J. Kalita have brought out this delightful book, "Diagnosis and Management of Neurological Disorders." I found it refreshingly different from other standard textbooks of neurology. The pattern and spectrum of neurological diseases seen in India and other tropical regions is quite distinct from that seen in the west. Keeping this in mind, the editors of this book have highlighted those disorders that are largely, if not solely, prevalent in our part of the world. The authors of individual chapters have been carefully selected, based on their experience and expertise in their respective fields.

I started reading the first chapter on Japanese Encephalitis and found it difficult to put down the book. The language of the book is simple and easy to understand. All relevant information is presented in an interesting and simplified form with well-illustrated photographs, imaging pictures and tables. The key learning points have been concised at the end of each chapter to make it easier for the reader to grasp the gist of the entire topic. Tabulated data presented in a box form at several places in each chapter also enhances the quality of the book.

Topics like measles, rabies, leptospirosis, tetanus, cerebral malaria, leprosy and neurotoxic snake bite have been extensively covered in this book. These diseases are often not given due importance in standard textbooks of neurology. The chapter on "Antibiotics in Neurology Practice" also deserves special mention.

Having enjoyed reading most of the chapters, I would like to suggest to the editors to include chapters on disorders of muscle, hereditary ataxias, epilepsies and noncompressive myelopathies in their subsequent edition, if possible. The title of the book could also be slightly modified to highlight the diverse diseases seen in the tropics, especially infections.

This book is a welcome addition to Indian Neurology. I would strongly recommend it to all practising neurologists, undergraduate and postgraduate neurology students, physicians and infectious disease specialists.




 

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