Neglected Tropical Diseases and Conditions of the Nervous System

  • Marina Bentivoglio
  • Esper A. Cavalheiro
  • Krister Kristensson
  • Nilesh B. Patel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The “Global World Village” and Neglected Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marina Bentivoglio, Esper A. Cavalheiro, Krister Kristensson, Nilesh B. Patel
      Pages 3-19
    3. Zeno Bisoffi, Dora Buonfrate, Andrea Angheben
      Pages 21-43
    4. Earnest N. Tabah, Faustin Yepnjio, Alfred K. Njamnshi
      Pages 45-63
  3. Neglected Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Pewpan M. Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong, Yukifumi Nawa
      Pages 67-92
    3. Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Naveed Ahmed Khan
      Pages 93-110
    4. Teresa Cristina de Abreu Ferrari
      Pages 111-126
    5. Arturo Carpio, Agnès Fleury
      Pages 127-146
    6. Alfred K. Njamnshi, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Daniel Etya’ale
      Pages 147-164
    7. Alain Buguet, Ghislain Mpanzou, Marina Bentivoglio
      Pages 165-181
    8. Willias Masocha, Krister Kristensson, Martin E. Rottenberg
      Pages 183-200
    9. José Rodrigues Coura
      Pages 201-215
    10. Toshihiro Masaki, Anura Rambukkana
      Pages 217-232
    11. Alan C. Jackson
      Pages 233-249
    12. Monique Lafon
      Pages 251-267
  4. Neglected Toxic Disorders of the Nervous System

  5. Sequels and Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Charles R. Newton, Ryan G. Wagner
      Pages 355-367
    3. Michael Kihara, Amina Abubakar, Charles R. J. C. Newton
      Pages 369-390
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 391-401

About this book


A number of diseases and conditions that occur primarily in remote rural or poor urban areas of low-income countries have traditionally been neglected by the neuroscience research community. These diseases and conditions affect the nervous system directly (sometimes with lethal consequences) and/or are associated with severe neurological sequels such as epilepsy, cognitive deficits, and sleep disruption. Several diseases also have the effect of promoting poverty by leaving sufferers unable to lead economically productive lives due to cognitive and behavioral disturbances or severe stigmatization. The pathogenesis of neural dysfunction in the diseases addressed in this book and their sequels remains unclear. Neuroscience of Neglected Diseases and Conditions makes available much needed information about how these diseases affect the human nervous system as well as to promote interest in further research. Further research into neglected diseases and conditions will uncover information that sheds light on more general topics of interest to the neuroscience research community.​


bacteria brain disorders neglected diseases nervous system tropical medicine viruses

Editors and affiliations

  • Marina Bentivoglio
    • 1
  • Esper A. Cavalheiro
    • 2
  • Krister Kristensson
    • 3
  • Nilesh B. Patel
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Neurological and Movement SciencesUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryEscola Paulista de Medicina/Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM/UNIFESP)São PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of NeuroscienceKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Department of Physiology School of MedicineCollege of Health ScienceUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya

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