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CNS Infections

CNS Infections

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Published by Benjamin Prabhu

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Published by: Benjamin Prabhu on Feb 13, 2011
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Central Nervous SystemInfections
Gonzalo B. Roman Jr.,MD.,FPSP
Routes of Infections
1. Hematogenous spread ±the mostcommon2. Direct implantation ±usuallytraumatic3. Local extension ±mastoiditis, infectedtooth4. Peripheral nervous system ±rabies,herpes simplex
Damage to nervous tissues
1. direct injury of neurons or glia by theinfectious agents2. indirectly through:-the elaboration of microbial toxins-destructive effects of theinflammatory response-the influence of immune mediatedmechanisms

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