CNS Infections

woman giving a lumbar puncture to a newborn


Diagnosis, Initial Management and Prevention of Meningitis

Bamberger DM. Diagnosis, initial management, and prevention of meningitis. Am Fam Physician 2010;82:1491-8.

Viral Encephalitis: A Clinician's Guide

Solomon T, Hart IJ, Beeching NJ. Viral encephalitis: a clinician’s guide. Pract Neurol 2007;7:288-305.

HIV-Associoated Central Nervous System Infections

Torok ME. Human immunodeficiency virus associated central nervous system infections. Pract Neurol 2005;5:334-9.

How Do I Perform a Lumbar Puncture and Analyze the Results to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis?

How do I perform a lumbar puncture and analyze the results to diagnose bacterial meningitis? JAMA 2006;296:2012-22.


Lumbar Puncture

Ellenby MS, Tegtmeyer K, Lai S, Braner DA. Videos in clinical medicine: lumbar puncture. N Engl J Med 2006;355:e12.