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Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

me·nin′go·en·ceph′a·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Noun1.meningoencephalitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)


n. meningoencefalitis, cerebromeningitis, infl. del encéfalo y de las meninges.
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The presence of the parasite and associated inflammation in the CNS can contribute to a meningoencephalitic syndrome, typified by a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) eosinophilia constituting [greater than or equal to]10% of total CSF leukocyte count.
Out of the 93 patients, 8 patients presented with meningoencephalitic picture and underwent CSF analysis; 5 out of these patients have CSF pleocytosis with lymphocyte predominance (Table 3).
The symptoms shown in the meningoencephalitic form include fever, depression, head pressing, problems with eating and possible facial paralysis.