CNS Infections​

CNS Infections​

by Roy Strowd, MD

CNS infections are potentially life-threatening disorders that must be recognized and managed promptly. Acute CNS infections can be subcategorized into a few entities—meningitis, encephalitis, and abscesses—and usually result from the blood-borne spread of the respective microorganisms.

A patient with a CNS infection may present with fairly nonspecific symptoms. But as they may decline rapidly, it is of the utmost importance that an astute clinician knows the right questions to ask them and their family, 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. Moreover, 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.

Course Details

  • Videos 24
  • Duration 1:28 h
  • Quiz questions 46
  • Concept Pages 10


Your Educators of course CNS Infections​

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.

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