We provide expert care for patients with infections directly or indirectly involving the nervous system.
The brain is a direct target for certain infections, and may also be indirectly affected by systemic bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections and their treatment. Certain pathogens, such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), syphilis, West Nile Virus, Borrelia burgdorferi (resulting in Lyme disease), and other viral brain infections occur in otherwise healthy people. Other infections, such as fungal infections or more rare parasites, tend to most commonly affect people with compromised immune systems from cancer, chemotherapy, immunosuppressive therapy, or transplantation.
Some infections that affect the nervous system are more common in tropical areas or in resource-limited settings than they are in the U.S. Other times, neurologic conditions may not be primarily infectious, but may disproportionally affect persons in certain regions of the globe where neurologic expertise and treatment options have historically been limited.
We diagnose and manage both infectious and non-infectious disorders.