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Neurologic Complications of Acute Environmental Injuries

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in Neurologic Complications of Critical Illness

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195371093
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371093.003.0017

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Neurologic Complications of Acute Environmental Injuries

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Certain types of environmental injuries can produce specific neurologic manifestations. An exhaustive discussion of environmental injury to the nervous system and its management has been offered in several texts, and there is an evolving subspecialty of wilderness medicine.1,2 This chapter presents an overview of the most common neurologic presentations in environmental injuries severe enough to have resulted in intensive care admission. Our understanding of management strategies when neurologic injury occurs has not developed for some of the injuries.

Chapter.  10569 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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