Pathology Research International

Pathology and Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections


Publishing date
01 Sep 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082, India

2Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560029, India

3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Disorders, Department of Neurology and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 627 Pathology Building, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA


Pathology and Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections

Description

Central nervous system (CNS) infections are uncommon but tend to have potentially serious consequences. Though well protected by overlying skin, soft tissue and bone, as well as the blood brain barrier, the CNS remains vulnerable to many infectious agents. With the changing face of modern medicine, there are changes in the epidemiology of bacterial infections and the incidence of fungal infections, and there has been a resurgence of old infectious agents and an emergence of new infections. The identification of predisposing risk factors and gaining an increased understanding of the pathogenesis and pathology of CNS infections will lead to the development and application of more effective therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, the early and accurate diagnoses are essential in predicting prognosis.

We invite original research articles as well as review articles describing the recent advances in the pathology and pathogenesis, laboratory, and molecular diagnostic methods of various CNS infections. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of CNS infections
  • Clinical and imaging features in the diagnosis of CNS infections
  • Neurotuberculosis
  • Brain abscesses: new pathogens and diagnostic challenges
  • Fungal infections of CNS
  • HIV and CNS pathology
  • Molecular epidemiology of HIV with reference to NeuroAIDS
  • Laboratory diagnosis of CNS infections
  • Molecular diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of CNS infections
  • Pathology of Prion diseases
  • Rabies encephalitis and Measles encephalitis
  • CNS neoplasms associated with chronic viral infections
  • Brain banking for CNS infections

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/pri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 878263
  • - Editorial

Pathology and Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections

C. Sundaram | S. K. Shankar | ... | Carlos A. Pardo-Villamizar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 157320
  • - Review Article

Intracranial Aspergillus Granuloma

C. Sundaram | J. M. K. Murthy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 583139
  • - Research Article

Microbiological Spectrum of Brain Abscess at a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India: 24-Year Data and Review

V. Lakshmi | P. Umabala | ... | A. K. Purohit
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 567248
  • - Review Article

Pathology of Acute Henipavirus Infection in Humans and Animals

K. T. Wong | K. C. Ong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 426058
  • - Research Article

Aspartoacylase Deficiency in the White Matter of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Encephalitis: Novel Mechanism in Axonal Damage

Sankar Surendran | Srinivasagam Rajasankar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 374286
  • - Research Article

Role of Apoptosis in Rabies Viral Encephalitis: A Comparative Study in Mice, Canine, and Human Brain with a Review of Literature

M. S. Suja | Anita Mahadevan | ... | S. K. Shankar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 290853
  • - Review Article

A Morphological Approach to the Diagnosis of Protozoal Infections of the Central Nervous System

Leila Chimelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 236346
  • - Research Article

Laminar Distribution of the Pathological Changes in Sporadic and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

R. A. Armstrong