By Gregory L. Holmes, Peter M. Bingham
A part of the "What Do I Do Now?" sequence, Pediatric Neurology uses a case-based method of conceal universal and significant subject matters within the prognosis and therapy of neurologic stipulations in young ones. each one bankruptcy offers a dialogue of the prognosis, key issues to recollect, and chosen references for extra examining. For this variation, the desk of contents has been reorganized, and all situations and references were up to date. New circumstances were extra together with: Charcot Marie the teeth, Nmda Receptor Ab Encephalopathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis, Tics/Tourette Syndrome, Conversion ailment, persistent day-by-day Headache, and Chiari I Malformation. Pediatric Neurology is a fascinating selection of thought-provoking instances which clinicians can make the most of after they come across tricky sufferers. the amount can also be a self-assessment software that checks the reader's skill to respond to the query, "What do I do now?"
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You learn that the child was the product of a 34-week pregnancy complicated by polyhydramnios and reduced fetal movements. The labor was prolonged and forceps delivery was eventually required. The infant had respiratory distress at birth and required a few minutes of ventilatory assistance with an Ambu bag in the delivery room. The neonatologists are concerned about a decreased activity level and poor feeding. When you arrive in the NICU you ﬁnd a child who is at the 3rd percentile for weight, height, and head circumference.
Sakuragawa N. (1992). Alternating hemiplegia in childhood: 23 cases in Japan. Brain Dev 14:283–288. 14 WHAT DO I DO NOW? PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY 4 Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus You are called by the neonatologists in the neonatal intensive care unit to see a 7-day-old girl with seizures. The child was born at term after an uneventful pregnancy, labor, and delivery. She was noted by the mother at age 6 days to have episodes where she would have bilateral jerks of the arms and legs. The jerks occurred in paroxysmal bursts lasting approximately 2 minutes.