Infections of the Nervous System

Infections of the Nervous System

Butterworths International Medical Reviews

1st Edition - October 15, 1987

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  • Editors: Peter G. E. Kennedy, Richard T Johnson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192123

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Infections of the Nervous System aims to continue the legacy of its predecessor, Modern Trends in Neurology. Its goal is to produce annually a monograph on a topic in clinical neurology in which progress through research has brought about new concepts of patient management. This book is organized into 13 chapters. It highlights the areas or subjects in which significant advances have been made which also have relevance to the treatment of patients. It covers a number of important aspects of different infectious diseases of the nervous system including acute bacterial meningitis, tuberculosis of the nervous system, spirochaetal infections of the nervous system, and fungal diseases of the central nervous system. This book is intended for use by physicians who deal with the problems of neurological disorder on a daily basis, whether they are neurologists, neurologists in training, or those in related fields such as neurosurgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction

    2 Acute Bacterial Meningitis

    3 Tuberculosis of the Nervous System

    4 Spirochaetal Infections of the Nervous System

    5 Bacterial Toxins: Botulism and Tetanus

    6 Fungal Diseases of the Central Nervous System

    7 Cerebral Malaria

    8 Neurocysticercosis

    9 Acute Viral Meningitis and Encephalitis

    10 Neurological Complications of Varicella-Zoster Virus

    11 Postinfectious Encephalomyelitis

    12 Slow Infections

    13 Infections in Aids and in Other Immunosuppressed Patients


Product details

  • No. of pages: 294
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
  • Published: October 15, 1987
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192123

About the Editors

Peter G. E. Kennedy

Richard T Johnson

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology 1 Professor and Director of Neurology, Professor of Microbiology and Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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