Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology

  • Alan J. Lerner

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 79-82
  3. Pages 83-109
  4. Pages 111-125
  5. Pages 127-146
  6. Pages 147-159
  7. Pages 161-178
  8. Pages 179-198
  9. Pages 209-222
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About this book


Accurate diagnosis, the best way to avoid inadequate and inappropriate patient treatment, is the first and foremost responsibility of the physician. In Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology, Alan J. Lerner, MD, seeks to codify the diagnostic process by compiling sets of previously published diagnostic criteria for a diverse group of neurological conditions. The criteria are derived from the best currently available medical sources and reflect the great variety of possible standards that have been proposed. They cover a wide spectrum of neurological conditions whose diagnosis does not depend solely on histopathology (e.g., brain tumors), including cerebrovascular diseases, dementias and behavioral disorders, demyelinating disorders, and disorders of consciousness and brain death. Standardized criteria are also provided for epilepsy, genetic syndromes, headache, immune-based disorders, infectious diseases, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and sleep disorders. A dazzling array of tables summarize useful information on both common and uncommon neurological conditions, including many genetic and pediatric neurological disorders. A companion personal digital assistant (PDA) version (1-58829-854-X), sold separately, is available from the Humana Press website ( for easy downloading and use on the reader's PDA.
Innovative and authoritative, Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology begins to do for neurology what the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) did for psychiatry: provide practicing neurologists and neurological residents with handy access to the latest published diagnostic criteria for successfully treating their patients.


brain brain tumor dementia histopathology infectious diseases neurology pain psychiatry trauma tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan J. Lerner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of NeurologyUniversity Hospitals of ClevelandCleveland
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-482-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-078-2
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