Figure 2


The major clinical syndromes of central nervous system infections include the following:

  1. Meningitis: inflammation of the leptomeninges (arachnoid and pia mater)
  2. Encephalitis: inflammation of brain parenchyma
  3. Brain abscess
  4. Subdural empyema and epidural abscess
  5. Suppurative intracranial thrombophlebitis
  6. Shunt infection

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