Flashcards in CNS infections Deck (15):
inflammation of pia and arachnoid
inflammation of brain parenchyma
classic triad of meningitis
3. nuchal rigidity
resistance to passive extension at the knee; used to test for ____
kernig sign; test for meningitis
spontaneous flexion of the knees/hip when neck is passively flexed
most common causes of community acquired meningitis
S. pneumonie, N. meningitidis
what bacteria more commonly cause meningitis in immunocompromised?
2. S. aureus
what tx reduces mortality/morbidity of bacterial meningitis
which category of meningitis is most common?
most common agent of viral meningitis?
fever, HA, change in Level of consciousness, bizarre behavior, aphasia
herpes simplex encephalitis
virus that resides in temporal lobe
lymphocytic meningitis, radiculoneuritis, facial palsy, rash
reactivation of endemic JC papova virus
progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy