The most common cause of inflammation in the tissues that surround the brain is not a bacterial infection, but a virus.
Fungal Infections of the Nervous System
To be infected by a spore, mold or fungus has a uniquely nasty feeling about it. This is particularly the case when the fungus invades something as prized and private as our brain. Fungal infections of the central nervous system are not particularly common, but when such infections occur the results can be devastating.
Amoeba in the Central Nervous System
Amoeba are a rare but deadly cause of neurological diseases.
West Nile Virus
Every year, West Nile Virus makes new appearances in hospitals and on the news. Do you really know the facts about West Nile?
A review of the inflammation of the brain.
The classical combination of hyperphagia, hyperorality, hypersexuality, and docility result from lesions of bilateral temporal lobes, including the amygdala, and was first described in the 1930s. While not common, Kluver-Bucy syndrome taught us a lot about how the brain works.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome consists of the triad of oculomotor changes, confusion, and ataxia. The syndrome can be reversed by giving thiamine (vitamin B1), and should be as soon as possible to prevent permanent memory loss.