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Neurological Infections

AUTHOR:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Identify the clinical presentation of meningitis and useful physical exam maneuvers.
  2. List the most common pathogens causing meningitis based on age group (infants, children, adult, elderly) and choose an empiric antibiotic regimen.
  3. Recognize CSF analysis results associated with particular pathogens (bacterial, viral, tuberculosis, HIV).
  4. Describe the clinical presentation of infectious encephalitis and common pathogens causing this condition.
  5. Identify infectious causes of focal brain lesions (bacterial brain abscess, toxoplasmosis, neurocysticercosis).
  6. Differentiate between the mechanism and clinical presentation of tetanus and botulism.
  7. Identify features of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and list the pathogens most associated with this disorder.
Section
AccessMedicine > Huppert’s Notes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine > Diseases & Pathophysiology in Infectious Diseases > CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 21e > Acute Meningitis
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 21e > Encephalitis
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Microbiology 3e > Case 38 > Varicella Zoster Virus
Case File
AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 5th Edition > Emergency Medicine Case 1.06 > Emergency Medicine Case 1.06
Case File
AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 5th Edition > Infectious Diseases Case 8.03 > Infectious Diseases Case 8.03
Case File
AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 5th Edition > Neurology Case 18.08 > Neurology Case 18.08
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Emergency Medicine, 4e > Case 39 > Bacterial Meningitis
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Neurology 3e > Case 26 > Viral Meningitis
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Neurology 3e > Case 39 > Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Section
AccessMedicine > The Infographic Guide to Medicine > Infectious Diseases > Brain Abscess
Section
AccessMedicine > The Infographic Guide to Medicine > Infectious Diseases > Encephalitis
Section
AccessMedicine > The Infographic Guide to Medicine > Infectious Diseases > Meningitis
Section
AccessMedicine > The Infographic Guide to Medicine > Neurology > Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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