The purpose of Central Nervous System Inflammation and Disease is to provide a succinct and well-organized reference volume focused on inflammatory CNS disease to a wide audience. In particular, this text is comprised of four sections revolving around current areas of interest within the field of neuroimmunology, virology, pharmacology and disease. Sections of this text focus on a specific category of diseases as well as the pharmacological, virological, and immunological effects of and on the disease. For example, this text explores how chemokines affect disease.Although many have covered this topic, few have broken it down at this level. Each disease is broken down on a variety of scientific levels without getting into the history of the disease. At this level, we believe the targeted audience is familiar with the background information. This approach provides a succinct overview of a specific subject relating to interrelated topics pertaining to neurology, immunology and disease. Thomas E. Lane is affiliated with University of California, Irvine's Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Monica Carson is affiliated with University of California, Riverside's Department of Biomedical Sciences. Conni Bergmann is affiliated with the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology and Pathology. Tony Wyss-Coray is affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine in the Departments of Microbiology and Neurology, and Neurological Sciences.