Neuroinfections

Neuroinfections.  Drawing from the site www.sciencephoto.com

Neuroinfections — a group of infectious diseases affecting nervous system. The agents of these diseases may be many microorganisms: Viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa.

Neuroinfections are:

  • primary — when microorganisminitially strikes nervous system (This includes most viral inflammation of the brain and its membranes);
  • secondary — when microorganism penetrates the nervous system from another site of infection (most often these lesions are suppurative inflammation of the ear and paranasal sinuses).

Damage to the nervous system may be a complication of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, brucellosis, herpes (can hit Primary CNS), influenza, etc.

Typically, neuroinfection runs hard, cause a variety of complications and pose a serious threat to the health and life of the patient.

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