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Infections of the Central Nervous System
Third Edition
by W. Michael Scheld

Infections of the Central Nervous System provides current and comprehensive information on all infections, both neural-specific and systemic, involving the central nervous system.


  • Complete and in depth coverage addresses the full range of infectious diseases affecting the central nervous system
  • Coverage of neurologic effects of viruses causing hemorrhagic fevers
  • Information on evolving infections showing recent increases in prevalence or expanded geographic range
  • Expanded discussions of transmissible spongiform encephalopsies
  • New chapters on acute viral myelitis and post infectious encephalopsies
  • Updated material on therapeutics, including AIDS/HIV medications and other antiviral drugs, new antifungal medications, and vaccinations against Lyme disease and bacterial meningitis
  • New contributors represent an internationally recognised group on the leading edge of neurologic disease treatment


  1. Approach to the Patient with Central Nervous System Infection
  2. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Central Nervous System Infections
  3. Imaging of Intracranial Infections
  4. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Viral Infections of the Central Nervous System
  5. Viral Meningitis and Aseptic Meningitis Syndrome
  6. Poliomyelitis, Polio Vaccines, and the Post-Poliomyelitis Syndrome
  7. Measles and Rubella
  8. Herpes Simplex Virus
  9. Neurologic Manifestations of Varicella and Herpes Zoster
  10. Cytomegalovirus
  11. Epstein-Barr Virus
  12. Human Herpesvirus-6
  13. B Virus
  14. Arthropod-Borne Viral Encephalitides
  15. Rabies
  16. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
  17. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  18. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  19. Acute Viral Myelitis
  20. Postinfectious Encephalomyelitis
  21. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Bacterial Infections
  22. Acute Bacterial Meningitis
  23. Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Q Fever
  24. Tuberculosis
  25. Infections Due to Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria
  26. Brain Abscess
  27. Spinal Epidural Abscess
  28. Subdural Empyema and Suppurative Intracranial Phlebitis
  29. Complications of Infective Endocarditis
  30. Iatrogenic Infections of the Central Nervous System
  31. Whipple's Disease
  32. Bartonella Infections, Including Cat-Scratch Disease
  33. Mycoplasmal and Ureaplasmal Infections
  34. Botulism
  35. Tetanus
  36. Syphilis
  37. Lyme Disease and Relapsing Fever
  38. Fungal Meningitis
  39. Space-Occupying Fungal Lesions
  40. Cerebral Malaria
  41. Toxoplasmosis
  42. Trypanosomiasis
  43. Free-Living and Parasitic Amebic Infections
  44. Helminthic Infections
  45. Chronic Meningitis Syndrome and Meningitis of Noninfective or Uncertain Etiology
  46. Surgical Management of Central Nervous System Infections
  47. Critical Care of Central Nervous System Infections
  48. Vaccines for Viral Diseases with Significant Central Nervous System Manifestations
  49. Vaccines Against Bacterial Meningitis


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Infections of the Central Nervous System
Third Edition
by W. Michael Scheld

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