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 neurocognitive disorders
Molecular diagnosis of CNS infections
Movement disorders associated with infection
Post-polio syndrome


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New clinical guideline for the treatment and prevention of drug-resistant tuberculosis
Nov 18, 2019
New guideline emphasizes treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis with all-oral regimens and provides recommendations for treatment of all contacts to mdr-tuberculosis patients.
Persistent HIV DNA in spinal fluid may be associated with cognitive challenges
Jul 16, 2019
Study shows that HIV DNA remains in the CSF of many people with well-managed HIV, confirming that the CNS is a major reservoir for latent HIV.
CDC urges doctors to rapidly recognize and report acute flaccid myelitis cases
Jul 10, 2019
Intense effort underway to understand and prevent this serious neurologic syndrome.
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Patient Handouts

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Enfermedad de Lyme (Spanish)
Lyme disease
Shingles (Herpes zoster)
West Nile virus


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Featured Images and Videos

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Foodborne botulism signs and their frequency diagram
Neurosyphilis evolution
Erythema migrans
Gangrene of the hands due to meningococcemia
CT scan of Meningovascular syphilis
photomicrograph of Syphilitic gumma
Syphilitic meningitis (postmortem photo)
Trismus in tetanus