Neuro-infectious Diseases Overview

Several infections can affect the nervous system. Infections caused by bacteria or viruses are usually treated by doctors trained in infectious diseases.

Mayo Clinic neurologists and others may work with doctors trained in infectious diseases to evaluate and treat certain infectious diseases.

Conditions and symptoms

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Herpes encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tropical spastic paraparesis
  • Viral encephalitis
  • Whipple's disease

Research advances that improve clinical care

Read more about neurology research at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

April 19, 2024