Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 612–630

Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System

Authors

    • Department of Neurological SciencesSection of Neurocritical Care, Rush University Medical Center
  • Thomas P. Bleck
    • Departments of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, and AnesthesiologyRush Medical College
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (J LYONS, SECTION EDITOR)

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-013-0384-7

Cite this article as:
Busl, K.M. & Bleck, T.P. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2013) 15: 612. doi:10.1007/s11908-013-0384-7

Abstract

Bacterial CNS infections comprise a wide spectrum of diseases, which may be acquired outside or inside the hospital, affect immunocompetent or immunocompromised patients, and be associated with trauma or procedures, as well as other exposures.

Keywords

MeningitisBacterial meningitisNosocomial meningitisNosocomial CNS infectionsHealthcare-associated infectionsInfections after craniotomyCNS infections associated with devicesBrain abscessCNS listeriosisCNS nocardiosisNeurosyphilis

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