CNS Infections

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dakine619
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280252
Filename:
CNS Infections
Updated:
2014-08-06 18:02:59
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CNS
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Infectious Dz
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  1. All CNS infections may present with?
    All can lead to ?
    • fever, HA, N, V
    • seizures
  2. Clues to answering "Most Likely Dx"
    Sx and --> Dx
    • Stiff neck, photophob, meningismus --> Meningitis
    • Confusion --> Encephalitis
    • Focal neurologic findings --> Abscess
  3. Meningitis
    Defn/etiology
    Presentation
    Dx tests
    • Defn/etiology: inflammation or infxn of meninges.  virtually any infxn could cause this
    • MC= strep pneumonia; GBS; H. influenza; Neisseria meningitides;
    • Listeria

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