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Bacterial Infections of the Nervous System 

Bacterial Infections of the Nervous System
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Bacterial Infections of the Nervous System
Author(s):

Mark N. Rubin

and Allen J. Aksamit Jr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0076
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date: 14 October 2019

Bacterial infections of the nervous system manifest themselves in several ways, most of which are neurologic emergencies. This chapter reviews the classic syndromes of meningoencephalitis and focal infection (cerebritis or abscess) as well as the syndromes of neurosyphilis, tuberculosis, botulism, leprosy, Lyme disease, Whipple disease, ventricular shunt infections, rickettsiosis, and diphtheria.

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