Infectious Disorders

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

Meningitis

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
Leptospirosis
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
Central nervous system syndromes associated with measles infection
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
Malaria
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: neurologic complications
Neonatal herpes encephalitis
Neurocysticercosis
Neuroschistosomiasis
Pertussis encephalopathy
Poliomyelitis
Prion diseases
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Rabies
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Sleeping sickness
Staphylococcal infections: neurologic manifestations
Trichinosis
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
Tetanus
Tick paralysis

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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
Opsoclonus-myoclonus
Post-polio syndrome
Smallpox vaccination: neurologic complications

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Researchers develop first-of-a-kind model to research post-malaria epilepsy
Mar 23, 2017
A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. The model was developed by Penn State researchers and their results are published in Scientific Reports.
Immune molecule protects against Zika virus infection in animal models
Mar 14, 2017
A molecule naturally produced by the immune system, 25-hydroxycholesterol, protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. It also protects against Zika-induced microcephaly.
Study finds no evidence of common herpes type virus in aggressive brain cancer tissue
Feb 28, 2017
In a rigorous study of tumor tissue collected from 125 patients with aggressive brain cancers, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have found no evidence of cytomegalovirus infection and conclude that a link between the 2 diseases, as claimed by earlier reports, likely does not exist.
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