Dr. Marcellano S. Cruz is a certified dermatologist at World Citi Medical Center in Quezon City Philippines. He is expert on Procedural Dermatology, STD/AIDS, Medical Mycology, and Tropical Medicine.
Marcellano S. Cruz, MD
Understanding Brain Infections
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]
Erben Orpilla, MD
I am currently working as Medical Officer for United Nations in Kuajok, Warrap State, South Sudan. I have been working for United Nations for 4 years now. I have more than 8 years experience in the medical field as an Emergency Medical and Surgical physician on national and international level. I have also dealt with Tropical and Infectious diseases, HIV/ AIDS for more than 8 years.