Central nervous system infections. Basic concepts

Nurs Clin North Am. 1999 Sep;34(3):761-71.

Abstract

Central nervous system infections have the potential to be very dangerous and life-threatening. Advances in the understanding and care of patients experiencing these infections have aided in their detection and treatment. Caring for these patients requires a thorough knowledge of the diseases as well as a holistic approach which encompasses the patient and family.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Central Nervous System Infections / diagnosis*
  • Central Nervous System Infections / epidemiology
  • Central Nervous System Infections / etiology
  • Central Nervous System Infections / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Neurologic Examination / methods
  • Nursing Assessment / methods
  • Risk Factors