Neuroepidemiology In Tropical Health by Pierre-marie PreuxNeuroepidemiology In Tropical Health by Pierre-marie Preux

Neuroepidemiology In Tropical Health

byPierre-marie PreuxEditorMICHEL DUMAS

Hardcover | September 25, 2017

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Neuroepidemiology in Tropical Healthcovers major neurological diseases of relevance in tropical settings and examines the specificities of epidemiology of neurological diseases in the context of tropical countries that face many challenges when compared to the developed world. Part One focuses on methods and their eventual specificities, and how such methods, like sampling, can be adapted for specific scenarios. Parts Two and Three discuss environmental factors and their consequences for neurology in the tropical world, as well as large geographical areas and their specificities. Finally, Part Four presents relevant neurological diseases in in-depth chapters.

This invaluable information will help readers recognize the various neurological conditions presented, with the inclusion of their aetiologies and treatment in tropical areas. The book therefore fills a gap in the neuroepidemiology literature, with chapters written by an international collection of experienced authors in the field.



  • Highlights differences and similarities between neuroepidemiology in tropical areas and temperate zones with a focus on methods and underlying factors
  • Covers environmental factors in the tropical world and their consequences for neurology
  • Chapters include references (key articles, books, protocols) for additional detailed study
  • Includes wide topics of neurological disease in the tropics, not only infectious diseases, but also nutrition and public health
Head - Institute of Neuroepidemiology and Tropical Neurology (IENT)Head - INSERM UMR1094 Tropical NeuroepidemiologyHead - Clinical Research and Biostatistic Unit, University Hospital - CHU LimogesHe is a neurologist specialized in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Clinical research, and Tropical Medicine. He completed a PhD in Epidemiology ...
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Title:Neuroepidemiology In Tropical HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:340 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 25, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128046074

ISBN - 13:9780128046074

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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamental Concepts 1. Methodological challenges of neuroepidemiological studies in low and middle income countries

Part II: Tropical Neuroepidemiology: Between Environment and Genetics 2. Neuro-epidemiology in tropical health: Socio-cultural factors 3. Climatic factors under the tropics 4. Economic aspects 5. Tropical epidemiology: Nutritional factors 6. Genetics of infections and diseases caused by human parasites affecting the central nervous system

Part III: Tropical Neuroepidemiology by Large Areas of the World 7. Asia 8. Neurologic disease of tropical Oceania 9. Neuroepidemiology in Latin America 10. Epidemiology of neurological disorders in sub-saharan Africa

Part IV: Focus on Specific Neurological Syndromes or Diseases in Tropical Areas 11. Epilepsy 12. Dementia 13. Other neurocognitive disorders in tropical health (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease) 14. Vascular disorders 15. Neuromuscular disorders in tropical areas 16. Headaches in tropical areas 17. Neuropsychiatric disorders and addictions 18. Neurological syndromes or diseases caused by parasites in tropical areas 19. Bacterial diseases of the nervous system 20. Viral Diseases 21. Other Diseases: Traumatic brain injuries, tumors and multiple sclerosis