The Microbiology of Central Nervous System Infections

The Microbiology of Central Nervous System Infections

1st Edition - February 17, 2018

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  • Editors: Kateryna Kon, Mahendra Rai
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138069
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138076

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The Microbiology of Central Nervous System Infections, Volume 3, discusses modern approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of central nervous system (CNS) infections. This new release is divided into five sections that cover treatment strategies, imaging, molecular diagnosis, management of CNS infections with metal nanoparticles, and prophylaxis of CNS infections, including bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The last section contains a chapter on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and modern trends in its diagnosis and treatment. University teachers, medical practitioners, graduate and postgraduate students, researchers in microbiology, and those in the pharmaceutical and laboratory diagnostic industries will find the book very important.

Key Features

  • Encompasses a broad range of central nervous system infections, including questions of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prophylaxis
  • Written by highly professional and eminent surgeons, microbiologists and infectious disease specialists
  • Includes scientific understanding and practical guidelines, making it interesting for both research scientists and practitioners


Teachers of universities; medical practitioners; graduate and postgraduate students; researchers in microbiology, pharmacology, and biotechnology; and specialists from pharmaceutical and laboratory diagnostic companies

Table of Contents

  • 1. The current perspectives and wide spectrum of meningitis: the overall management morbidity and mortality
    2. Imaging of CNS infections
    3. Molecular diagnosis of CNS viral infections
    4. Vaccines against CNS infections: Past achievements and future challenges
    5. Metal nanoparticles in management of diseases of CNS
    6. Diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of bacterial meningitis
    7. Pneumococcal meningitis
    8. Mycobacterial diseases afflicting the CNS
    9. Tuberculosis of central nervous system
    10. Chikungunya and Zika at Central Nervous System
    11. Immunological determination of host-vector contact for arboviral diseases
    12. Diagnosis of central nervous infections with rare and emerging microorganisms
    13. Herpesviridae CNS infections: A focus on HSV-1, HSV-2, and VZV
    14. Tick borne infections of the CNS
    15. Recent advances in fungal infections of the CNS: From Etiology to diagnosis and management
    16. Brain injuries in toxoplasmosis
    17. Transmissable spongiform encephalopathies: Advancements and Hurdles in Clinical microbiology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 17, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138069
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138076

About the Series Volume Editors

Kateryna Kon

Kateryna Kon
Dr. Kateryna Kon, MD, PhD, currently works at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine as an Associate Professor. Dr. Kon received the Best Young Scientist of Kharkiv Award in 2007. She has ten years of teaching and fifteen years of research experience. She is an editorial board member of six international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kon's scientific contributions include more than 100 publications, 6 books and 18 scientific articles. The main focus of Dr. Kon’s research is antibiotic resistance in bacteria, coping with microbial resistance by plant essential oils and nanoparticles, microbiology of surgical and gynaecological infections, application of different statistical methods to analysis of biomedical data.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Mahendra Rai

Mahendra Rai
Professor Mahendra Rai UGC-BSR Fellow is presently Visiting Professor in Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. Formerly he was Headead at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist at different Universities like University of Geneva, Switzerland, Debrecen University, University of Campinas, Brazil, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are application of nanobiotechnology in medicine and agriculture, in particular, the use of metallic nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials. He has published more than 450 research papers in India and abroad. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 65 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

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