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January 21, 1998

CNS Infections: Infections of the Central Nervous System

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;279(3):245. doi:10.1001/jama.279.3.245-JBK0121-4-1

Unless you think seriously about it, you may not realize the scope and breadth, and indeed the immensity, of the subject. Central nervous system (CNS) infections comprise a vast array of topics: meningitis, epidural, subdural, and parenchymal abscess, encephalitis and cerebritis, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and possibly a score more. Within such categories as meningitis, the features of infection due to viruses, bacteria, fungi, and tuberculosis differ enough to warrant their own separate discussions.