Viral Infections of the Human Nervous System

  • Alan C. Jackson

Part of the Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases book series (BAID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Encephalitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Israel Steiner
      Pages 47-63
    3. Allen J. Aksamit
      Pages 65-86
    4. Maria A. Nagel, Randall J. Cohrs, Don Gilden
      Pages 87-114
  3. Meningitis/Encephalitis/Poliomyelitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Burk Jubelt
      Pages 117-142
  4. Retroviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Jeffrey Rumbaugh, Taylor Harrison, William Tyor
      Pages 145-181
    3. Steven Jacobson, Raya Massoud
      Pages 183-207
  5. Viral Zoonoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Alan C. Jackson
      Pages 211-235
    3. James J. Sejvar, Marc Fischer
      Pages 237-269
    4. Lance Turtle, Tom Solomon
      Pages 271-293
    5. Philippe Gasque
      Pages 295-315
    6. Li-Yen Chang, Chong-Tin Tan
      Pages 317-336
    7. Guey Chuen Perng, Marylou V. Solbrig
      Pages 337-368
  6. Unconventional Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Valerie L. Sim
      Pages 371-401
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 403-413

About this book


Viral infections of the nervous system are important because they are associated with high morbidity and mortality. A variety of pathogenetic mechanisms are involved in these infections and an understanding of the pathogenesis is essential in understanding the diagnostic and clinical management aspects of the disease. Specialized investigations are often necessary for definitive diagnosis, although a presumptive diagnosis should often be suspected on the basis of the clinical features. Many of the chapters in this book are written by neurologists who are experts in basic science research of their topic in addition to active clinical practice in their specialty.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan C. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1., Health Sciences CentreUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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