Selected Disorders of the Nervous System

  • Anne Cather Cutlip
  • William D. CutlipII


Meningitis results from the entry of microorganisms into the subarachnoid space with inflammation of the pia and arachnoid layers and adjacent structures. In older children and adults the clinical presentation includes most frequently headache (usually severe), fever, irritability, neck stiffness (nuchal rigidity) and pain, and some degree of impaired consciousness. Generalized seizures may occur, and photophobia and eye pain are common complaints. The onset can be acute.


Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Bacterial Meningitis Lyme Disease Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma 
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