Neurology

Curtis Gingrich and William E. Carroll

Chapter contents

Neurologic Examination

959

Delirium

970

Mental Status Examination

959

Dementia

971

Cranial Nerve Examination

960

Seizures

973

Motor Examination

961

Central Nervous System Infection and Inflammation

975

Sensory Examination

961

Dizziness

984

Reflexes

961

Peripheral Neuropathies

986

Neurologic Conditions

962

Parkinson's Disease

994

Headaches

962

Multiple Sclerosis

997

Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)

965

Family physicians regularly encounter and manage a range of neurologic conditions. Many are fairly common in certain age groups, such as febrile seizures in children and Alzheimer's dementia in older adults. Other conditions, such as dys-autonomia, are less common but present first to the primary care physician. This chapter discusses the neurologic disorders that family physicians are most likely to encounter, with guidelines for assessment and management.

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