BPNA distance learning unit 8 - Inflammation & Infection of the CNS

In this unit from the British Paediatric Neurology Association inflammation and infection of the nervous system explores the mechanisms of inflammation within the CNS, examining the role of the immune system in the control and modulation of infection and inflammation and the impact of immune dysregulation and immune deficiency.
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Infection processes are examined in detail to develop an in depth knowledge of meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess as well as sections on specific pathogens which may be less common but very important including TB, HIV and prions.

Prevention is better than cure so finally an overview considers immunisation, infection control and public health measures to prevent CNS related infection.

  • Section 1 – Immunological and inflammatory response in the nervous system
  • Section 2 – Bacterial Meningitis
  • Section 3 – Focal Infections
  • Section 4 – Tuberculosis and Fungal Infections of the CNS
  • Section 5 – Encephalitis / Viral Meningitis
  • Section 6 – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Section 7 – Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • Section 8 – Unusual and Tropical Infections
  • Section 9 – Immunodeficiency (non-HIV)
  • Section 10 – Demyelinating disorders of the CNS
  • Section 11 – Autoimmunity and the Brain
  • Section 12 – Prevention of Infection
  • Section 13 – Therapeutic strategies in CNS inflammatory disorders