Book 2014

Neglected Tropical Diseases and Conditions of the Nervous System

ISBN: 978-1-4614-8099-0 (Print) 978-1-4614-8100-3 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. The “Global World Village” and Neglected Diseases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-19

      Overview of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Conditions of the Nervous System: Past, Present and Perspectives

    3. Chapter

      Pages 21-43

      Travel, Migration and Neglected Tropical Diseases

    4. Chapter

      Pages 45-63

      Stigma in Neurological Diseases in the Tropics

  3. Neglected Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65

    2. Chapter

      Pages 67-92

      Nematode Infections: Neurological Involvement and Neurobiology

    3. Chapter

      Pages 93-110

      Amoebiasis: Neurological Involvement and Neurobiology

    4. Chapter

      Pages 111-126


    5. Chapter

      Pages 127-146

      Neurocysticercosis: Neurology and Neurobiology

    6. Chapter

      Pages 147-164

      Onchocerciasis: Neurological Involvement

    7. Chapter

      Pages 165-181

      Human African Trypanosomiasis: A Highly Neglected Neurological Disease

    8. Chapter

      Pages 183-200

      Neurobiology of African Trypanosomiasis

    9. Chapter

      Pages 201-215

      Chagas Disease: Neurology and Neurobiology

    10. Chapter

      Pages 217-232

      Neurodegeneration in Leprosy: Insights from Model Systems and Patients

    11. Chapter

      Pages 233-249

      Rabies: Neurology

    12. Chapter

      Pages 251-267

      Rabies: Neurobiology

    13. Chapter

      Pages 269-290

      Japanese Encephalitis and Dengue Virus Infection: Neurology and Neurobiology

  4. Neglected Toxic Disorders of the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 291-291

    2. Chapter

      Pages 293-305

      Mental Health Problems Associated with the Use and Abuse of Khat (Catha edulis)

    3. Chapter

      Pages 307-319

      Neurobiology of Khat (Catha edulis Forsk)

    4. Chapter

      Pages 321-333

      Konzo: Neurology of a Permanent and Non-progressive Motor Neuron Disorder Associated with Food (Cassava) Toxicity

    5. Chapter

      Pages 335-351

      Food Preservation, Snake Venoms and Stroke in the Tropics

  5. Sequels and Consequences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 353-353

    2. Chapter

      Pages 355-367

      Infectious Causes of Epilepsy?

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