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Chapter-034 Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System

BOOK TITLE: Textbook of Contemporary Neurosurgery (2 Volumes)

Author
1. Sarma Lakshmi
2. Symss Nigel P
ISBN
9789350252390
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11681_34
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
18
Author Affiliations
1. VHS Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Achanta Lakshmipathi Neurosurgical Center, VHS Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract

Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) still constitute as one of the major neurosurgical problems worldwide. With increasing early detection and newer antibiotics, associated high mortality has been dramatically reduced. Cranial bacterial infections may present as bacterial meningitis, brain or epidural abscess, subdural empyema and osteomyelitis of skull. They are discussed in this chapter.

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