Infections of the Central Nervous System

Infections of the Central Nervous System

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Tap into the gold standard on central nervous system infections: Infections of the Central Nervous System, 4e is now fully revised and updated to accommodate the wealth of new CNS information discovered over the past decade. More than 90 leading experts contribute chapters, providing comprehensive, up-to-date information. With a broad scope and thorough detail, the text addresses pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy of various CNS infections and related conditions. Features: Every chapter has been extensively revised and updated, nearly half with new author teams NEW chapter on acute encephalitis NEW clinical information on treatment of tuberculosis, non-tubercular mycobacterial infections, brain abscess, and Lyme disease NEW color design and color images Numerous diagrams, figures, tables, illustrations and photographs demonstrate the content Evidence-based references

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ISBN-13: 9781469883663
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 928
File size: 43 MB
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Table of Contents

Contributing Authorsvii
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Part IApproach to the Patient and Diagnostic Evaluation
1.Approach to the Patient with Central Nervous System Infection1
2.Cerebrospinal Fluid in Central Nervous System Infections5
3.Imaging of Intracranial Infections31
Part IIViral Infections and Related Disorders
4.Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Viral Infections of the Central Nervous System57
5.Viral Meningitis and Aseptic Meningitis Syndrome75
6.Poliomyelitis, Polio Vaccines, and the Post-Poliomyelitis Syndrome95
7.Measles and Rubella111
8.Herpes Simplex Virus123
9.Neurologic Manifestations of Varicella and Herpes Zoster145
11.Epstein-Barr Virus175
12.Human Herpesvirus-6185
13.B Virus197
14.Arthropod-borne Viral Encephalitides205
15.Meningitis and Encephalitis Caused by Mumps Virus231
17.Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies261
18.Human Immunodeficiency Virus273
19.Guillain-Barre Syndrome287
20.Acute Viral Myelitis305
21.Postinfectious Encephalomyelitis323
Part IIIBacterial and Mycoplasmal Infections
22.Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Bacterial Infections331
23.Acute Bacterial Meningitis347
24.Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Q Fever423
26.Infections Due to Nontuberculous Mycobacteria461
27.Brain Abscess479
28.Epidural Abscess509
29.Subdural Empyema and Suppurative Intracranial Phlebitis523
30.Complications of Infective Endocarditis537
31.Iatrogenic Infections of the Central Nervous System569
32.Whipple's Disease583
33.Bartonella Infections, Including Cat-Scratch Disease595
34.Mycoplasmal and Ureaplasmal Infections605
Part IVCentral Nervous System Syndromes Mediated by Bacterial Toxins
Part VSpirochetal Infections
38.Lyme Disease and Relapsing Fever659
Part VIFungal Infections
39.Fungal Meningitis691
40.Space-occupying Fungal Lesions713
Part VIIProtozoal and Helminthic Infections
41.Cerebral Malaria735
44.Free-living and Parasitic Amebic Infections791
45.Helminthic Infections797
Part VIIIChronic Meningitis and Meningitis of Noninfective or Uncertain Etiology
46.Chronic Meningitis829
Part IXNeurosurgical Management
47.Surgical Management of Central Nervous System Infections843
48.Critical Care of Central Nervous System Infections873
Part XPrevention
49.Vaccines for Viral Diseases with Significant Central Nervous System Manifestations879
50.Vaccines Against Bacterial Meningitis899
Subject Index921

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