25: Infections of the central nervous and locomotor systems

Chapter 25 Infections of the central nervous and locomotor systems

Infections of the central nervous system

As the cerebrospinal fluid is devoid of effective antimicrobial defences, generalized infection rapidly sets in when pyogenic organisms enter the subarachnoid space and the cerebrospinal fluid. This may be caused by:

Meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, is classified according to the aetiological agent, as:

Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is more severe than the viral type and remains a serious cause of morbidity and mortality despite antibiotic therapy. Prompt diagnosis is of the essence in preventing disabling sequelae of infection and death.

Jan 4, 2015 | Posted by in General Dentistry | Comments Off on 25: Infections of the central nervous and locomotor systems
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