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Infections of the Central Nervous System 

Infections of the Central Nervous System
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Infections of the Central Nervous System
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Michael R. Keating

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0032
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date: 09 July 2020

Infections of the central nervous system include meninigitis (acute and chronic), encephalitis, myelitis, abscesses, and cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections. Meningitis is diagnosed by the presence of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by infection. Myelitis is infection or inflammation of the spinal cord. The diagnosis and treatment of various types of central nervous system infections are reviewed.

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