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Infections of the Central Nervous System

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Scheld W. M., Whitley R. J., Durack D. T.. ; eds. New York: : Raven Press, Ltd.; 1991.. 937 pages. $159.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(2):175. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-117-2-175_1
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Few disease processes require greater need for rapid patient evaluation, application of proper diagnostic tools, clarity of clinical thinking in defining the differential diagnostic possibilities, and use of appropriate therapeutic interventions than do infections within the central nervous system. Attendant morbidity and mortality may be adversely effected when optimal management is not used within the first few hours of the patient's medical care. A comprehensive reference source has been created by these editors to assist the medical practitioner in attaining the most favorable clinical outcome.

Both common and uncommon central nervous system pathogens are described in detail in the 37


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