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Objectives: CNS Infections

1. Compare inflammation with infection.

2. Describe routes of CNS and meningeal infection.

3. Define pachymeningitis, ependymitis, myelitis, radiculitis, neuritis

4. Define each of the following. Then describe the pathogenesis; etiologic agents; cellular reaction; type and location of pathologic changes; signs and symptoms (where applicable); population affected; CSF findings; and sequelae:

  • Empyema
  • Meningitis (leptomeningitis)
  • Encephalitis, Encephalomyelitis
  • Intracerebral abscess
  • CNS syphilis
  • HIV-associated CNS disorders
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)