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Understanding Brain Infections

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WHAT ARE BRAIN INFECTIONS? Brain infections are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. These infectious agents cause inflammation of the affected brain area. Other parts of the Central Nervous System, such as the Spinal Cord, are often included in the infection. Depending on the location of the infection, different names are given to the diseases. BRAIN INFECTIONS Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, or the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Causes: – Bacteria – Fungi (e.g. Cryptococcus) – Tuberculosis – Virus Encephalitis involves inflammation of the brain substance itself. Causes: – Infection from a virus » » » [Read more]

Manny Fernandez, MD

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Pediatrician / Child and Adolescent Neurologist Specialty: Pediatrics Subspecialty: Pediatric Neurologist Clinic Address & Schedule: Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital Room 221 General Luna Road, Baguio City, Benguet 2600 Philippines Schedule: Mon: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 3:00PM – 5:00PM Tue: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 3:00PM – 5:00PM Wed: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 3:00PM – 5:00PM Fri: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 3:00PM – 5:00PM Sat: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 3:00PM – 5:00PM SLU Hospital Of The Sacred Heart Assumption Road Extention, Baguio City, Benguet 2600 Philippines Schedule: *Visiting consultant Social Network: LinkedIn