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Neuroinfectious Disease Services — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Neurologists at Rush are experts in managing PML and the long-term neurologic complications of any underlying conditions leading to its development.
  • Encephalitis

    Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. Many cases of encephalitis are mild and cause flu-like symptoms; for severe cases, immediate medical attention is needed. Severe encephalitis symptoms include sudden fever, severe headache, confusion, vomiting and seizures.
  • HIV infection is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus attacks and gradually destroys the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight infections. 
  • Meningitis occurs when the lining of the brain and spinal cord (the “meninges”) is inflamed or infected. There are two main types of meningitis: viral meningitis and bacterial meningitis.