Postinfectious and Immunological Disorders

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)


A number of acute neurological disorders of childhood are regularly associated with a preceding illness, either one of the classic exanthematous diseases or a “nonspecific” upper respiratory tract infection. Although other family members may share the same prodromal symptoms, they rarely go on to manifest involvement of the CNS.


Optic Neuritis Pertussis Vaccine Acute Transverse Myelitis Reye Syndrome Sensory Examination 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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