Introduction To Brain Infections

Slow virus infections such as that caused by the JC virus associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)), or caused by the measles virus subaktue sclerosing panencephalitis (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)) also affect the brain; they are characterized by a long incubation time and a prolonged course.

Infections of the brain can manifest as diffuse infection that leads to encephalitis with focal involvement of the brain, or of meningeal (meningitis) or parameningealen infections derived inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis is most common simplex viruses like herpes, herpes zoster, cytomegalovirus, or West Nile Virus due. A multifocal involvement of the brain, during a diffuse disseminated encephalomyelitis (post infection syndrome) occur. HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)), and prion diseases (prion diseases) may also have diffuse effects on the brain. Focal brain infections can be caused by a brain abscess or fungal or parasitic infection of the brain. Slow virus infections such as that caused by the JC virus associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)), or caused by the measles virus subaktue sclerosing panencephalitis (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)) also affect the brain; they are characterized by a long incubation time and a prolonged course.

Health Life Media Team

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