Journal of Pediatric Neurology - Volume 4, issue 1
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Journal of Pediatric Neurology is an English multidisciplinary peer-reviewed medical journal publishing articles in the fields of child neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neuroradiology, child psychiatry and pediatric neuroscience.
Journal of Pediatric Neurology encourages submissions from authors throughout the world. The following articles will be considered for publication: editorials, original and review articles, rapid communications, case reports, letters to the editor and book reviews. The aim of the journal is to share and disseminate knowledge between all disciplines that work in the field of pediatric neurology.
Abstract: Compulsive water drinking has been described as a symptom in various psychiatric disorders but not as an independent entity. We describe two cases in which compulsive water drinking was the only presenting complaint. The case is discussed further in regards to its nosological status and its response to selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors.
Keywords: Compulsive water drinking, obsessive-compulsive disorder, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors
Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an efficient method for documenting involvement of the central nervous system in Wilson's disease, thus allowing better anatomical and clinical correlation. The neurologic symptoms of Wilson's disease are usually caused by cerebral copper accumulation sufficient to destroy nerve cells. Cranial MRI findings in cases of Wilson's disease have previously been described. We herein report a case of 9-year-old female patient with Wilson's disease, proved by liver biopsy, who underwent cranial…diffusion-weighted MRI.
Abstract: Whilst Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) meningitis is more common in neonates and the immunosuppressed, consideration of listeriosis is also warranted in otherwise healthy children. We present a case of L. monocytogenes meningitis in an immunocompetent 6-year-old girl. She presented with fever, irritability, pain on neck flexion and signs of a left-sided hemiplegia. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis showed hypoglycorrhachia and raised protein, as well as a pleocytosis with lymphocyte predominance. Standard empirical therapy for…meningitis, utilising a third-generation cephalosporin with or without vancomycin would fail to cover L. monocytogenes. Therefore, in cases of meningitis where focal neurological signs are present, consideration should be given to the use of ampicillin or meropenem as part of first-line therapy.