Central Nervous System Infections in Childhood by Pratibha Singhi, Diane E. Griffin, Charles R. Newton

By Pratibha Singhi, Diane E. Griffin, Charles R. Newton

This title has been constructed with the overseas baby Neurology organization to supply info on all universal CNS infections. It covers just about all CNS infections in general noticeable in little ones internationally together with these in built and source bad nations. It presents concise, cutting-edge review of viral, bacterial, tubercular, fungal, parasitic and plenty of different infections of the CNS. additionally involvement of the CNS secondary to different infections or vaccines has additionally been in brief coated. A bankruptcy on rules of administration of CNS Infections presents a pragmatic and pragmatic method of administration of CNS infections ordinarily. A bankruptcy on ‘Neuroimaging of CNS Infections’ and ‘A short account of Febrile Seizures in young children’ is included.

The booklet is meant to be of sensible use to citizens, physicians, paediatricians and paediatric neurologists around the globe. it may be quite useful in delivering very important info in an simply obtainable and finished layout, with aiding references. 

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Corticosteroids are advocated in patients with intracranial tuberculomas without meningitis or spinal-cord tuberculosis even though no controlled trials have examined their efficacy in this setting. ORAL GLYCEROL Glycerol has been used in reducing ICP in various neurosurgical and neurological disorders. A large double-blind randomized trial from six Latin American countries that involved 654 patients with bacterial meningitis between 2 months and 16 years of age found that oral glycerol (6g/kg/d) 6 hourly for 2 days, reduced severe neurological sequelae (Peltola et al.

Also, there are no data to support the use of adjunctive steroids in patients who have (1) nosocomial meningitis, (2) CSF shunt infectionrelated meningitis, (3) post-neurosurgical meningitis, or (4) neonatal bacterial meningitis. Tubercular meningitis (see Chapter 14) The use of adjunctive corticosteroid treatment in tubercular meningitis has been recom- 35 Central Nervous System Infections in Childhood mended for more than 50 years. There have been concerns that steroids reduce the penetration of antitubercular drugs into the CNS, cause gastrointestinal bleeding and, although they might save lives, increase the number of survivors with residual impairments; these concerns remain unsubstantiated.

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