Movement disorders in children: a clinical update with video recordings covers a wide range of disease conditions that are characterized by involuntary movements possibly associated with signs of more diffuse dysfunction of the nervous system.These include both genetically determined and acquired conditions, running a clinical course that may be progressive, static, or paroxysmal.

Recent years have witnessed growing interest in the movement disorders of children. There has been an increase in our understanding of the pathogenesis of these disorders, and new perspectives for their diagnosis and treatment have emerged. This book aims to provide neurologists, paediatricians, and specialists in developmental medicine with a comprehensive update on these issues.

The more recent advances on dystonias, neurotransmitter disorders, chorea and PANDAS, tics and Tourette syndrome, paroxysmal dyskinesias, psychogenetic movement disorders and other specific syndromes and diseases - such as opsoclonus-myoclonus, rapid onset dystonia-parkinsonism, pan-tothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration and Rett syndromes - are illustrated, and current topics on genetics, biochemistry, brain imaging, physiological investigations, quantitative assessment, and the pharmacological and surgical treatment of childhood movement disorders are covered.

The book also includes significant video documentation which we trust may be a helpful and crucial contribution for all professionals involved in the field of movement disorders, where the correct semiologic definition of the different conditions is one of the most important but problematic steps in the diagnostic work-up.


  • Nosography and semiology of movement disorders in childhood
  • The genetics of dystonia
  • Neuroradiological findings in paediatric movement disorders
  • Neurophysiological investigations in movement disorders
  • Quantitative assessment of paediatric movement disorders
  • Primary dystonia
  • Update on myoclonus-dystonia
  • Pharmacological treatment of childhood dystonia
  • Deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus internus for the treatment of childhood-onset dystonia
  • Dopa-responsive dystonias/dyskinesias (DRDs): diagnosis and monitoring of the treatment
  • Clinical and aetiological spectrum of dopa-responsive syndromes
  • Sydenham's chorea
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome
  • Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration
  • Functional (psychogenic) movement disorders in childhood
  • Movement disorders in Rett syndrome
  • Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism
  • Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC)


Editeur : John Libbey

Auteur(s) : Nardo Nardocci, Emilio Fernandez-Alvarez

Collection : Mariani Foudation Paediatric Neurology

Publication : 21 juin 2007

Edition : 1ère édition

Intérieur : Noir & blanc

Support(s) : Text (eye-readable) [PDF]

Contenu(s) : PDF

Protection(s) : Marquage social (PDF)

Taille(s) : 1,4 Mo (PDF)

Langue(s) : Anglais

Code(s) CLIL : 3165

EAN13 Text (eye-readable) [PDF] : 9782742009084

EAN13 (papier) : 9782742006571

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