Chapter 33. Neurologic Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician4,5,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow6 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer7,8
  1. Andrew Kornberg MBBS (HONS), FRACP Director of Neurology,
  2. Simon Harvey MD, FRACP Neurologist1,
  3. Mark Mackay MBBS, FRACP Paediatric Neurologist2 and
  4. Wirginia Maixner MBBS, FRACS Director3

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch33

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Kornberg, A., Harvey, S., Mackay, M. and Maixner, W. (2009) Neurologic Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, Research Affiliate, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Neurosurgery, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • neurologic conditions;
  • febrile convulsions and epilepsy;
  • anticonvulsant therapy - principles, guidelines;
  • non-epileptic paroxysmal events;
  • encephalopathies;
  • chronic and recurrent headache;
  • childhood stroke;
  • head injuries and localised head injury;
  • care of unconscious patient;
  • cerebrospinal fluid shunt problems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Febrile convulsions

  • Epilepsy

  • Anticonvulsant therapy

  • Non-epileptic paroxysmal events

  • Weakness of acute onset

  • Encephalopathies

  • Chronic and recurrent headache

  • Abnormal head shape

  • Childhood stroke

  • Head injuries

  • Care of the unconscious patient

  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunt problems