Laboratory Diagnosis in Neurology, 1 Ed.



Chapter 1 Cerebrospinal Fluid: Spaces, Production, and Flow

Chapter 2 Blood–Brain Barrier and Blood–CSF Barrier Function

Chapter 3 Dynamics of Serum and Brain Proteins in CSF and Blood

Chapter 4 Principles of Analytical Methods

Chapter 5 Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis

Cerebrospinal Puncture

Measurement of Cerebrospinal Pressure

Cell count, Cytology


Lactate and Glucose

Diagnosis of Pathogens

Markers of Dementia and Neuronal Destruction

Chapter 6 Serum Analysis

General Serum Analysis

Special Serum Analysis

Chapter 7 Autoantibodies and Antineural Antibodies


Antineural Antibodies

Chapter 8 Neurogenetics


Monogenic Hereditary Neurological Disorders

Polygenic or Multifactorial Hereditary Neurological Disorders

Chapter 9 Biopsy

Chapter 10 Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases


Non-Pathogen-Related Inflammatory Disorders: Autoimmune Diseases

Chapter 11 Dementia and Other Psychiatric Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease

Lewy Body Dementia

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Multiple System Atrophy

Subcortical Arteriosclerotic Encephalopathy

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Psychiatric Disorders

Chapter 12 Cerebral Ischemia and Hemorrhage

Chapter 13 Polyneuropathies

Chapter 14 Pseudotumor Cerebri, Ventricular Drainage, and Neurosurgery

Chapter 15 Epileptic Seizures

Chapter 16 Brain Tumors

Primary Brain Tumors

Secondary Brain Tumors

Neoplastic Meningitis in Malignant Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Leukemia

Chapter 17 Metabolic Diseases

Mitochondrial Diseases

Lysosomal Diseases

Peroxisomal Diseases

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis

Leukodystrophy/Leukoencephalopathy in Organic Aciduria

Disorders of Copper Metabolism

Chapter 18 Parasitoses and Tropical Diseases

Chapter 19 CSF Analysis Report

Chapter 20 Quality Assessment in the CSF Laboratory

Chapter 21 Reference Ranges of Analytes in CSF and Serum

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