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Meningitis: cellular and molecular basis.

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This book describes the anatomy of the meninges and the clinical signs and symptoms of meningitis caused by bacterial (mostly), viral, and fungal pathogens. Individual organisms that cause meningitis worldwide are dealt with in specific chapters, describing in detail how these pathogens interact with the human host at both molecular and cellular levels. It provides a thorough understanding of bact...


Chapter 4 (Page no: 49)

Viral meningitis.

This chapter reviews the clinical features, epidemiology, diagnostic approaches, pathophysiology, and management strategies for patients with viral meningitis. Particular emphasis will be placed on the diseases caused by enteroviruses (EVs), which as a group account for the vast majority of all human viral meningitis cases.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) A history of bacterial meningitis from antiquity to modern times. Author(s): Christodoulides, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Anatomy of the meninges: structural and functional aspects. Author(s): Weller, R. O.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Evidence-based clinical examination of meningitis. Author(s): Curtis, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 62) Pathogenesis of cerebrospinal meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis. Author(s): Coureuil, M. Miller, F. Join-Lambert, O. Lécuyer, H. Bourdoulous, S. Marullo, S. Nassif, X.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 74) Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis. Author(s): Klein, M. Hammerschmidt, S. Koedel, U.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 91) Haemophilus influenzae meningitis. Author(s): Hill, D. J. Christodoulides, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 104) Escherichia coli meningitis. Author(s): Kim, K. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 118) Group B Streptococcus meningitis. Author(s): Nizet, V. Doran, K. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 133) Chronic meningitis. Author(s): Schmutzhard, E. Helbok, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 153) The pathophysiology of tuberculous meningitis. Author(s): Thwaites, G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 168) Neurosyphilis. Author(s): Ang Wim
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 184) Streptococcus suis meningitis. Author(s): Gottschalk, M. Fittipaldi, N. Segura, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 199) Listeria monocytogenes: an intracellular pathogen of monocytes and the central nervous system. Author(s): Freitag, N. E. Bronze, M. S. Drevets, D. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 213) Meningitis in neuroborreliosis. Author(s): Cadavid, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 228) Nosocomial meningitis. Author(s): Beer, R. Pfausler, B.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 242) Inflammation in the subarachnoid space. Author(s): Christodoulides, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781780641621
  • Record Number
  • 20133287830