Central Nervous System Infections

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStaphylococci in Human Disease
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405163323
StatePublished - Nov 18 2009


  • Brain abscess and leukocytosis or elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections
  • Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) and Staphylococcus aureus
  • Methicillin-resistant CoNS and CSF shunt infections
  • Parameningeal focus
  • Rifampin - active against CoNS
  • Spinal subdural empyema
  • Staphylococci - causative organisms of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections
  • Staphylococci and rare acute purulent meningitis infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

Cite this

Roos, K. L. (2009). Central Nervous System Infections. In Staphylococci in Human Disease: Second Edition (pp. 395-413). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444308464.ch20