Pathologic basis of central nervous system infections.
Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 Nov;22(4):773-90
Authors: McKeever PE
Radiology provides valuable gross pathologic information about central nervous system (CNS) infections. Major categories of infectious lesions of the brain and spinal cord are recognized by imaging such as diffuse, focal, or multifocal. This article discusses the pathologic basis of these radiographic findings. It illustrates examples with gross and microscopic photographs of CNS infections, and the tissue reactions to these infections. Where the organism can spread within the CNS, and cellular responses to the organism underlie both the radiographic and pathologic findings.
PMID: 23122266 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]