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Infectious Disease of the Nervous System


Presentation

  • Specialists might find useful references, and a clinician might be helped in understanding the clinical presentation as well as the management of various diseases.[academic.oup.com]
  • ISBN 0-7506-4213-0 Infections of the nervous system often present to and are managed by neurologists, rather than infectious disease physicians.[jnnp.bmj.com]
  • The presentation is, to some extent, age-dependent. Infants may present mainly with listlessness, poor feeding, and altered breathing patterns. The frail elderly may present mainly with a decline in the level of awareness.[microbiologybook.org]
  • Recognizing Potential Meningoencephalitis The clinical presentation and course in the donor with ME is not always clearly defined.[optn.transplant.hrsa.gov]
Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection
  • Uhl Diagnosis of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infections in the Clinical Laboratory by LightCycler PCR J Clin Microbiol, 38 (2000), pp. 3187-3189 [25.] M.P. Sánchez-Seco, J.M.[elsevier.es]
Neglect
  • This meeting fostered worldwide interactions between scientists and stimulated the exchange of the latest research results on these neglected neurotropic pathogens.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The strategy of “new use for old drugs”, i.e., prescriptions for neglected diseases of drugs marketed for other illnesses [10] , should also be pursued to identify less toxic drugs to cure brain infections.[journals.plos.org]
  • PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Aug;8(8): e3017.[verywell.com]
Radiculitis
  • ., meningitis vs encephalitis vs myelitis vs radiculitis) and by the type of infection (e.g., viral, bacterial, tuberculous, fungal, parasitic).[neurology.mhmedical.com]

Treatment

  • Thomas Yoshikawa, Dean Norman Springer Science & Business Media, ١٢‏/٠٦‏/٢٠٠٩ - 520 من الصفحات Because aging is accompanied by a steady decline in resistance to infectious diseases, the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in the elderly is not only[books.google.com]
  • These questions are important for treatment.[journals.plos.org]
  • The primary purpose of this volume is to cover selected infections of the nervous system which are of considerable current interest, reflecting the many advances in investigations, understanding and treatment of nervous system infections.[elsevier.com]
  • Researchers want to learn more about how diseases affect the brain and nerves to develop better tests and treatments. Objective: - To learn more about how inflammation and infections hurt the brain and nervous system.[clinicaltrials.gov]
  • It also has been established that following treatment for infections, clinical worsening may occur due to an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS).[link.springer.com]

Prognosis

  • Rapid diagnosis and treatment are essential for a good prognosis. With prompt medical attention, an individual may recover completely.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Prognosis varies greatly with the type of infection. Many types of viral meningitis and encephalitis are mild, and the child recovers quickly and completely. Other types are severe. Brain infection with herpes simplex virus is particularly grave.[merckmanuals.com]
  • If there is an AIDS-related tumor in the brain or spinal cord, radiation therapy or steroids may be helpful, although the prognosis is poor.[healthcommunities.com]
  • Neuroinfectious Diseases is a medical speciality journal which facilitates scientific research on neurophysiology, prognosis, diagnosis & treatment of neurological infections that are caused by bacterial or viral infection which affects the nervous system[omicsonline.org]
  • In addition, groups working on developing new technologies for diagnosis and prognosis will be included.[grc.org]

Etiology

Epidemiology

  • Division are: Multidrug-resistant infections Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV C. difficile infection Nosocomial infection control and management Central nervous system infections Fungal infections Hospital epidemiology[infectiousdiseases.wustl.edu]
  • Specialty services offered in the section of Infectious Diseases include: Nosocomial infection control and management Central nervous system infections Fungal infections Hospital epidemiology Travel medicine/international health HIV/AIDS care Was this[ynhh.org]
  • They also have specialized knowledge in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (distribution and determinants of infection), appropriate antibiotic use and infection control (preventing infections).[stelizabethphysicians.com]
  • Performance of specific immunohistochemical, molecular, or other assays will be determined using clinical and epidemiologic information provided by the submitter and the histopathologic features identified in the submitted tissue specimens.[cdc.gov]
  • More epidemiological studies of HAD and HAND should determine the impact of HIV infection on brain function in different regions of sub-Saharan Africa.[journals.plos.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • The contributors provide a comprehensive discussion of each infection, including pathophysiology, clinical features, investigations, diagnosis and management.[elsevier.com]
  • […] objective of this study is to examine the natural course of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, to identify causative or associated pathogens when unknown, and generally to better understand the underlying immunological, genetic and pathophysiologic[clinicaltrials.gov]
  • Until the pathophysiologic mechanism of this and other autoimmune encephalopathies is better characterized, they conclude that descriptive terms that reflect an association rather than causation are most appropriate.[mayo.edu]
  • Pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis: mechanism(s) of neuronal injury. J Infect Dis 2002; 186:S225–S233. CrossRef PubMed Google Scholar 3. Tunkel AR, Hartman BJ, Kaplan SL, Kaufman BA, Roos KL, Scheld WM, Whitley RJ.[link.springer.com]

Prevention

  • Comprehensive, informative, and easily accessible, Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook offers all physicians treating geriatric patients the quickest and most up-to-date guide to the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention[books.google.com]
  • […] simplex virus encephalitis (JR Baringer, USA); HIV-associated dementia (J McArthur, USA); Human prion diseases (R de Silva, UK; RG Will, UK); Japanese encephalitis (A Desai, India; M Gourie-Devi, India; V Ravi, India; SK Shankar, India); Vaccines to prevent[elsevier.com]
  • Infection Protection: Our Prevention Services In addition to treatment, MetroHealth's infectious disease experts help prevent the spread of infections to individuals and the community.[metrohealth.org]
  • […] and treatment) HIV infection and AIDS Tuberculosis Travel-associated diseases (prevention and treatment) Immunizations Fever of unknown origin Antibiotic therapy and infection control[stelizabethphysicians.com]
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Naegleria fowleri - Primary Amebic Meninoencephalitis (PAM) - Amebic Encephalitis: Treatment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sappinia - Amebic Encephalitis. Gelman, B.B.,et al. (2001).[verywell.com]

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