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Neurological infections 

Neurological infections
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Neurological infections
Author(s):

M. Estée Török

, Fiona J. Cooke

, and Ed Moran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671328.003.0019
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers both acute bacterial and viral, and chronic, meningitis, as well as tuberculous, cryptococcal, coccidioidal, and Histoplasma meningitis, describing meningeal symptoms (headache, neck stiffness, vomiting, photophobia) and cerebral dysfunction (confusion, coma). The chapter also covers neurocysticercosis (including parenchymal and extra-parenchymal cysts), encephalitis (an inflammatory process in the brain characterized by cerebral dysfunction), as well as brain abscess, cerebritis, subdural empyema, epidural abscess, and cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections.

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