Section 1. Diagnosis and evaluation of the patient with a CNS infection. Introduction Molecular diagnostics in CNS infections Neuroimaging in CNS infectionsNeurocritical care of the patient with a CNS infection
Section 2. Bacterial infections Neurological complications of Infective Endocarditis Neurological complications of otitis and sinusitis Bacterial spinal infections: vertebral osteomyelitis, discitis, epidural abscesses Neurobrucellosis Neurological complications of Syphilis
Section 3. Viral infections Neurological complications of HIV Neurological complications of Herpes viruses Arboviral neurological infectionsViral and autoimmune myelopathies
Section 4. Fungal and mycobacterial infections Tuberculosis of the brain and spine Fungal infections of the brain
Section 5. Parasitic infections of the brain. Cerebral Malaria Neurocysticercosis and other helminthic infections CNS infections due to free-living and parasitic amoebas CNS toxoplasmosis
Section 6. Miscellaneous neurological disorders. Tick-borne encephalitides Infectious Neuropathies Toxin mediated CNS infections: Botulism, Diphtheria & Tetanus CNS Whipple's Prion diseases Post-infectious encephalitis and myelitis
This book offers a comprehensive review of the most common infectious diseases that affect the nervous system. Written by international experts, it provides a guide to clinicians for accurately diagnosing and treating these challenging syndromes.
Organized into six sections, the book presents didactic, up-to-date information on the following topics relating to central nervous system (CNS) infections: diagnosis and evaluation of the patient, bacterial, viral, fungal and mycobacterial infections, disorders of the spinal cord, and a myriad of miscellaneous infections. Chapters specifically reflect and look to resolve the common obstacles clinicians face in the field, such as having unknown etiologies on the majority of CNS infections, insensitive and slow microbiological techniques, an increasing number of immunosuppressed individuals with atypical presentations and pathogens, and a lack of standardized diagnostic algorithms.
A complex yet accessible addition to the Current Clinical Neurology Series, Neurological Complications of Infectious Diseases invaluably examines a wide range of infections that have neurological complications and sequelae.
Rodrigo Hasbun, MD MPH
Professor of Medicine
UT Health McGovern Medical School
6431 Fannin St, 2.112 MSB
Houston, TX 77030
Karen C. Bloch, MD MPH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
A-2200 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232
Adarsh Bhimraj, MD
Associate Staff Physician
Department of Infectious Diseases