CNS infections

  1. What are the common age-related suppurative meningitis infections in neonates, infants and adults?
    • Neonates: E.Coli
    • Infants and pre-school children: Haemophilus Influenzae
    • Adults: Neisseiria Gonnorhoea, strep pneumoniae
  2. What are 3 risk factors for brain abscesses?
    • Lung infections
    • Sinusitis
    • Infective endocarditis
    • Congenitial heart disease
  3. What are the 2 most important organisms for granulomatous meningitis?
    • Mycobacterium TB
    • Crytococcus neoformans
  4. Name 5 types CNS infections DDx in AIDS patients.
    • Subacute encephalitis
    • Crytococcal meningitis/ mass lesion
    • Toxoplasmosis (very common)
    • Progressive multiforme leucoencephalopathy
    • Bacterial brain abscess
    • CNS lymphoma
  5. Name 3 causes of parasitic CNS infections.
    • Toxoplasmosis
    • Cysticercosis
    • Cerebral malaria
  6. Name one organisms that may affect immunosuppressed patients.
    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • (Found in various foods e.g. vegies, milk, cheese. It is also a common cause of bacteraemia in pregnant women and neonates.)
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CNS infections
CNS infections