Infectious diseases of the central nervous system

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2005 Jan;35(1):103-28, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2004.09.003.


Neurologic disease is seen commonly in cats, with infectious causes accounting for 30-45% of cases. However, since a specific infection cannot be identified in 12-40% of these cases, it is essential that we try to understand these cases better in the hope that we can eventually identify the cause(s), and so determine how best to treat and/or prevent them.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Cat Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cat Diseases / microbiology
  • Cat Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Cats
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / prevention & control
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / veterinary*
  • Communicable Diseases / diagnosis
  • Communicable Diseases / veterinary*