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Feb 1, 2011

1) Zoster sine herpete and 2) Topic of the month: Neurotoxins. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Don Gilden about his paper on zoster sine herpete. In the next segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Sturge-Weber syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Beau Bruce interviews Dr. Christian Sandrock about botulism and botulinum toxin for our Lesson of the Week. Over the next subsequent three weeks, we will interview other specialists about neurotoxins. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Gilden, Clardy and Bruce.Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).Dr. Gilden serves as Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurovirology and on the editorial boards of In Vivo, the Journal of Virology, Scientific American Medicine, Virus Genes, and Neurology; and receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Bruce has received grant funding from the AAN/AANF Practice Research Fellowship and is funded by NIH grants UL1-RR025008 and KL2-RR025009.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.