Neurological Diseases in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Michael J. Bell
  • Aditi Sharangpani


There are many pediatric neurological disorders that may require intensive care management. In this chapter, nontraumatic neurologic disorders that routinely challenge the pediatric intensivist including medical coma, disorders of muscular tone and strength, status epilepticus, and central nervous system infections will be considered. Lastly, the diagnosis of brain death will be discussed.


Bacterial Meningitis Brain Death Spinal Muscular Atrophy Brain Abscess Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery, Safar Center for Resuscitation ResearchUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, College of Human MedicineMichigan State University, Sparrow HospitalLansingUSA

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