Infections of the Central Nervous System



Infections of the central nervous system are potentially life-threatening and accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment remain critical to reducing mortality and morbidity. A pragmatic approach to interpreting the patterns of abnormal changes on imaging can help to narrow the differential diagnosis sufficiently to provide a diagnosis in the context of appropriate clinical information. Features of extra-axial and parenchymal infections of the brain, both focal and diffuse, are discussed with attention to specific characteristics where present.


Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Bacterial Meningitis Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Epidural Abscess 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridge University Hospitals NHS TrustCambridgeUK

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