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Medical Specialist: Neuropathology

Neuropathology is a subspecialty of Pathology. A pathologist is a doctor who has completed medical school and two to three years of residency training in Pathology. Pathologists diagnose diseases based on examination of body tissues, fluids and laboratory studies. A neuropathologist completes an additional two years of training in a neuropathology fellowship and is an expert in the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, including:

  • Traumatic
  • Developmental
  • Neoplastic
  • Infectious
  • Toxic
  • Metabolic
  • Degenerative
  • Ischemic
  • Inflammatory diseases of the nervous system.

Reference:

American Board of Pathology 2004-2005.

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Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
 
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