Intracranial infections

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Intracranial infections can be classified according to causative organisms, anatomical location or even by route of spread.

The organisms involved vary depending on the specific location of infection. Needless to say, bacteria, viruses, fungi, nematodes and parasites can all cause intracranial infections.

  • haematogenous (bacteraemia as a result of distant infection / colonisation)
  • direct spread (acute sinusitis / acute otomastoiditis)
  • direct introduction (iatrogenic or traumatic)
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