Surgical pathological considerations in inflammatory and transmissible diseases of the central nervous system.

P. C. Burger

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Abstract

Inflammatory and transmissible disorders of the central nervous system are a heterogeneous group with regard to clinical presentation, character of the histologic lesions, and nature of etiologic agent, if known. The diagnosis of many of these requires an index of suspicion, special histologic or immunohistologic procedures, or electron microscopy. Some also demand cautious handling of potentially infective tissues. The present report reviews the diagnostic considerations for selective inflammatory/transmissible disorders of the central nervous system and outlines procedures used to minimize the chance of accidental transmission of the causative agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-46
Number of pages9
JournalThe American journal of surgical pathology
Volume11 Suppl 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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