Central nervous system infections

Cryptococcus neoformans: Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Cryptococcus neoformans: Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen (yeast) responsible for causing cryptococcal meningitis.

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Virus: Life Cycle, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Virus: Life Cycle, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus is a leading cause of vaccine-preventable encephalitis.

CSF Sample: Collection, Processing, Staining, and Culture

CSF Sample: Collection, Processing, Staining, and Culture

Common etiologic agents of acute meningitis are enteroviruses and bacteria (S. pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae).