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Chiropractic Doctor

Neurology 208e

Toxic, Metabolic and Neurodegenerative Diseases Affecting the Nervous System


Hour 1

  • Describe the most common laboratory procedures used to diagnose infections of the central nervous system, including lumbar puncture indications, contraindications and complications.
  • Recite characteristics and components of normal cerebrospinal fluid.

Hour 2

  • Define the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and how it affects the nervous system.
  • Discuss Lyme disease, its vectors of transmission, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, clinical diagnosis and therapeutic options.
  • Compare and contrast stage I, stage II and stage III Lyme disease.

Hour 3

  • Identify multiple types of infections capable of producing spinal meningitis and encephalitis.
  • Compare and contrast bacterial meningitis from viral meningitis.
  • Discuss serious nervous system toxins such as tetanus and botulism.

Hour 4

  • Discuss other nervous system infections including brucellosis, psittacosis, syphilis, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, rickettsial, protozoan, viral and fungal infections of the nervous system.
  • Recognize and act appropriately in cases of suspected Reye syndrome.
  • Recite and perform appropriate universal precautions necessary to avoid the transmission of communicable diseases in the chiropractic practice.

Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN

AudioVisual Course
Diplomate Level;

$80.00 USD

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