Module 6: Central nervous system infections- case studies and references

  1. Acute meningitides – CNS infection cases Ferguson 2017 acute

2. Chronic meningitis and encephalitis  –  Encephalitis and chronic meningitis Ferguson 2017

See also this posting concerning cryptococcal antigen detection for HIV patients.

Potential viva questions (practice with each other!):

  • What are the causes of acute meningitis in adults … in children  … in neonates
  • What are the typical CSF findings in viral m … bacterial m.
  • What is a parameningeal focus and explain what CSF findings might be expected
  • Interpret this CSF picture – e.g one of the cases above
  • Discuss the laboratory diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis
  • Discuss the lab dx of TB meningitis
  • What are viral envelopes made of ? Contrast the properties of enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.
  • Describe the causes of chronic meningitis

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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