Chapter

Central Nervous System Infections

Lisa M. Deangelis and Jerome B. Posner

in Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195366747
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195366747.003.0010

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Central Nervous System Infections

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On the following pages, we discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, and common causes of CNS infection in patients with cancer. Many considerations that apply to cancer-associated infections also apply to infections complicating other immune disorders such as organ and bone marrow transplantation, autoimmune diseases being treated with immunosuppressive drugs, and the immunosuppression caused by AIDS. Several reviews address CNS infections in patients with cancer5,11 and CNS infections in general.17

Chapter.  26675 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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