Bacterial infections of the central nervous system

Katharina M. Busl*, Thomas P Bleck

*Corresponding author for this work

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Bacterial CNS infections comprise a wide spectrum of diseases, which may be acquired outside or inside the hospital, affect immunocompetent or immunocompromised patients, and be associated with trauma or procedures, as well as other exposures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-630
Number of pages19
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Brain abscess
  • CNS infections associated with devices
  • CNS listeriosis
  • CNS nocardiosis
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Infections after craniotomy
  • Meningitis
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Nosocomial CNS infections
  • Nosocomial meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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