Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology Series 26


Cellular and Molecular Basis

September 2013
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  • Published
    23rd September 2013
  • ISBN 9781780641621
  • Language English
  • Pages 280 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

Examining meningitis mainly from a bacterial perspective, but also including an overview of viral, fungal and chronic meningitis, this book describes the anatomy of the meninges and clinical signs and symptoms of this disease. Individual organisms that cause meningitis worldwide are dealt with in specific chapters, describing in detail how these pathogens interact with the human host at both a molecular and cellular level. The book provides a thorough understanding of bacterial virulence factors, adhesion and invasion mechanisms, the nature of known host cell receptors and the host cell response.

1. A History of Bacterial Meningitis from Antiquity to Modern Times
2. Anatomy of the Meninges: Structural and Functional Aspects
3. Evidence-based Clinical Examination of Meningitis
4. Viral Meningitis
5. Pathogenesis of Cerebrospinal Meningitis Caused by Neisseria meningitidis
6. Streptococcus pneumoniae Meningitis
7. Haemophilus influenzae Meningitis
8. Escherichia coli Meningitis
9. Group B Streptococcus Meningitis
10. Chronic Meningitis
11. The Pathophysiology of Tuberculous Meningitis
12. Neurosyphilis
13. Streptococcus suis Meningitis
14. Listeria monocytogenes: An Intracellular Pathogen of Monocytes and the Central Nervous System
15. Meningitis in Neuroborreliosis
16. Nosocomial Meningitis
17. Inflammation in the Subarachnoid Space

Myron Christodoulides

Myron Christodoulides teaches at the University of Southhampton.