Infections of the Nervous System.
Am J Med. 2017 Sep 07;:
Authors: Levin SN, Lyons JL
Microorganisms can affect the entire neuraxis, producing a variety of neurologic complications that frequently entail prolonged hospitalizations and complicated treatment regimens. The spread of pathogens to new regions and the reemergence of opportunistic organisms in immunocompromised patients pose increasing challenges to healthcare professionals. Since rapid diagnosis and treatment may prevent long-term neurologic sequelae, providers should approach these diseases with a structured, neuroanatomic framework, incorporating a thorough history, exam, laboratory analysis, and neuroimaging in their clinical reasoning and decision-making.
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