Acute Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System

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Acute bacterial infections of the central nervous system include meningitis, brain abscess, subdural empyema, epidural abscess, and septic venous sinus thrombosis. The etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of each of these infections are discussed, emphasizing recognition based on symptoms, signs, and predisposing conditions. Choosing the best available diagnostic studies and antimicrobial and adjunctive therapy minimizes possible neurologic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAminoff's Neurology and General Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780124077102
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Septic intracranial thrombophlebitis
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Subdural empyema
  • Venous sinus thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)

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    Roos, K. L. (2014). Acute Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System. In Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition (pp. 795-815). Elsevier Inc..