Children with Acute Neurologic Deficits: What Has to Be Ruled Out Within Two to Three Hours
Compared to the illnesses encountered in the ageing populations of the developed world, illness in children is relatively uncommon. Basic societal hygiene and healthcare provision is supportive of paediatric populations which are mostly healthy. When illness occurs, some of the diseases may be unusual or only rarely encountered. This has led to the impression that the neuroimaging of children is found to be challenging for many general radiologists.
KeywordsAcute neurological illness Coma Epilepsy Seizures Stroke Encephalitis Emergent head CT Emergent brain MRI Spine injury Myelitis PRES Neurotoxicity
Good General Reading and Reference Text
- 1.Barkovich AJ, Raybaud C (2011) Pediatric neuroimaging. 5th edn. ISBN/ISSN: 9781605477145. http://www.amazon.com/Pediatric-Neuroimaging-Barkovich/dp/1605477141
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