Cerebro-spinal meningitis

(Med.) a dangerous epidemic, and endemic, febrile disease, characterized by inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, giving rise to severe headaches, tenderness of the back of the neck, paralysis of the ocular muscles, etc. It is sometimes marked by a cutaneous eruption, when it is often called spotted fever. It is not contagious.
See under Cerebro-spinal.

See also: Cerebro-spinal, Meningitis

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Smithdas lost his vision and nearly all of his hearing at the age of 4 as a result of contracting cerebro-spinal meningitis.