Infectious Diseases and Impaired Consciousness

Michael R. Wilson, Karen Roos

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Abstract

Any of a number of neuroinfectious diseases can cause a disorder of consciousness. The priority in the care of the patient is to identify an infectious disease that is treatable. This article examines disorders of consciousness that may be caused by a septic encephalopathy, bacterial meningoencephalitis, viral encephalitis, tick-borne bacterial disease, fungal meningitis, tuberculous meningitis, a focal infectious mass lesion, such as a brain abscess, or an autoimmune-mediated disorder as a complication of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-942
Number of pages16
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

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Consciousness Disorders
Consciousness
Communicable Diseases
Fungal Meningitis
Viral Encephalitis
Tick-Borne Diseases
Meningeal Tuberculosis
Brain Abscess
Meningoencephalitis
Brain Diseases
Patient Care
Infection

Keywords

  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Infectious disease
  • Neuroinfectious diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Infectious Diseases and Impaired Consciousness. / Wilson, Michael R.; Roos, Karen.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 29, No. 4, 11.2011, p. 927-942.

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Wilson, Michael R. ; Roos, Karen. / Infectious Diseases and Impaired Consciousness. In: Neurologic Clinics. 2011 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 927-942.
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