Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System (17-Feb-2005)

  title={Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System (17-Feb-2005)},
  author={Charles Herman Vite},
Inflammatory diseases form an important core of diseases of the Central Nervous System. By definition, neurological diseases of dogs and cats are characterized by central nervous system (CNS) inflammation. The one exception is feline spongiform encephalopathy, caused by an atypical infectious agent, a scrapie-like, transmissible prion protein. The hallmark of CNS inflammation is infiltration of peripheral blood leukocytes into the neuroparenchyma and its coverings, resulting in various types of… CONTINUE READING