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DNA and RNA Viral Infections of the Nervous System 

DNA and RNA Viral Infections of the Nervous System
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DNA and RNA Viral Infections of the Nervous System
Author(s):

Michel Toledano

and Allen J. Aksamit Jr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0074
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date: 19 October 2019

Viruses may cause acute, subacute, or, rarely, chronic infection of the nervous system. The most common acute syndromes of nervous system infections are meningitis and encephalitis, but viruses can also affect the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system. Viruses can be classified in many ways. One classification scheme assesses the type of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA), its strandedness (double or single), its sense, and its method of replication.

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