Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System


This course will enable the viewer to recognize and properly work-up inflammatory disorders of the CNS, with a special emphasis on demyelination.

Originally published on August 9, 2022

Lecture Presenter

Christian J. Davidson, MD

Christian J. Davidson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Davidson is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After receiving his MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed his anatomic pathology residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his neuropathology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston. Dr. Davidson is a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists. In addition, he has a longstanding interest in molecular tumorigenesis of brain tumors, specifically the diffuse gliomas and NF2-related tumors.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history, imaging, and classic histopathology of demyelinating diseases including multiple sclerosis and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Discuss the usual clinical history and basic histopathologic work-up of CNS infections including bacterial, fungal, and parasites

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories