Central nervous system infections

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The central nervous system infections that are neurological emergencies are meningitis, encephalitis, focal infectious mass lesions (brain abscess and subdural empyema), and spinal epidural abscess. This chapter will review the diagnosis and management of these neuroinfectious diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmergency Neurology
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780387885858
ISBN (Print)9780387885841
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Subdural empyema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Roos, K. L. (2012). Central nervous system infections. In Emergency Neurology (pp. 195-210). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-88585-8_11