Infectious Disorders

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Varicella-zoster virus infections of the nervous system
Zika virus: neurologic complications


Acquired human cytomegalovirus
AIDS and HIV: neurologic manifestations and complications
Amebic meningoencephalitis
Anthrax meningoencephalitis
Brucellosis of the nervous system
CNS listeriosis
Coccidioidomycosis: neurologic manifestations
Cryptococcal meningitis
Epstein-Barr virus infections of the nervous system
Genital herpes: neurologic complications
Gram-negative bacillary meningitis
Haemophilus influenzae meningitis
Meningococcal meningitis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: neurologic complications
Neonatal meningitis
Pneumococcal meningitis
Recurrent meningitis
Sleeping sickness
Tuberculosis of the CNS
Viral meningitis

Parameningeal Infections

Brucellosis of the nervous system
Intracranial epidural abscess
Intracranial subdural empyema
Spinal epidural abscess
Spinal subdural empyema
West Nile virus

Parenchymal Infections

Acquired human cytomegalovirus
Amebic meningoencephalitis
Anthrax meningoencephalitis
Arboviral encephalitis
Brain abscess
Candidiasis of the nervous system
Cat-scratch disease
Cerebral toxoplasmosis
Congenital cytomegalovirus
Congenital HIV-1 infection
Congenital rubella
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Encephalitis lethargica
Epstein-Barr virus infections of the nervous system
Hepatitis viruses: neurologic complications
Herpes simplex encephalitis
Histoplasmosis of the nervous system
Infective endocarditis
Japanese encephalitis
Measles: neurologic complications
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: neurologic complications
Neonatal herpes encephalitis
Pertussis encephalopathy
Prion diseases
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sleeping sickness
Staphylococcal infections: neurologic manifestations
Tuberculosis of the CNS
Viral hemorrhagic fevers: neurologic complications
West Nile virus

Infections Associated with Neuropathies

Acquired human cytomegalovirus
Brucellosis of the nervous system
Hepatitis viruses: neurologic complications
Herpes zoster oticus
Tick paralysis

Treatment Information

Related Topics

Drug-induced aseptic meningitis
Headache associated with HIV and AIDS
HIV-associated dementia
Molecular diagnosis of CNS infections
Movement disorders associated with infection
Post-polio syndrome


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When the body attacks the brain: Immune system often to blame for encephalitis, study finds
Feb 13, 2018
Study results suggest that doctors should search for autoimmune causes in addition to infectious causes when evaluating patients with encephalitis.
New treatment investigated for brain tapeworm infection
Nov 30, 2017
Pretreatment with the anti-tumor necrosis factor drug a viable strategy to manage post-treatment inflammatory response seen with neurocysticercosis treatment.
Researchers find infectious prions in skin of patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Nov 22, 2017
Patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease harbor infectious prions in their skin, albeit at lower levels than in brain. The researchers further demonstrated that such skin prions are infectious, as they are capable of causing disease in humanized mouse models.
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Enfermedad de Lyme (Spanish)
Lyme disease
Shingles (Herpes zoster)
West Nile virus


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