Neuro-infectious Diseases Group 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

  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Herpes encephalitis
  • Neurocystercercosis
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tropical spastic paraparesis
  • Viral encephalitis
  • Whipple's disease


Read about research in neurological infectious disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Jan. 03, 2020