CNS infections are potentially life-threatening disorders that must be recognized and managed promptly. Acute CNS infections fall broadly into three categories—meningitis, encephalitis, and abscesses—and generally result from the blood-borne spread of the respective microorganisms.
A patient with a CNS infection may present with fairly nonspecific symptoms. However, they may decline extremely rapidly, so it is of utmost importance that an astute clinician knows the right questions to ask patients and families, as well as the signs and symptoms to look for (e.g., lethargy, photophobia, phonophobia, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness).
The prompt management of CNS infections is extremely important for improved patient outcomes, and it is therefore crucial to understand the appropriate diagnostic evaluations to be obtained—head imaging, lumbar punctures, blood cultures, and disease-directed investigations. Moroever, it is important to understand the potential complications of invasive testing, as well as the narrow and/or broad-spectrum therapeutic management for these patients.
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