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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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Naegleria fowleri causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM); 0-8 laboratory-confirmed cases per year are documented in the United States) (1).
In addition, the company said Impavido has received orphan drug designation in treating Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), the brain infection caused by the water-born amoeba Naegleria fowleri and Acanthamoeba Keratitis, and is the first Rx product launched in the US.
The patient in South Carolina was confirmed on Tuesday to have been exposed to Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER'-ee-uh FOW'-lur-ee), a one-celled organism that can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
No organisms were seen in the cerebrospinal fluid; however, real-time polymerase chain reaction testing by CDC was positive for Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic ameba found in warm freshwater that causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis, an almost universally fatal infection.
A rare case of survival from primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
Executive Director NIH Dr Birjees Mazher Kazi in a circular letter sent to all concerned in the country, said that the federal, provincial and district health departments as well as other stakeholders need to take pre-emptive measures against communicable diseases put on High Alert including CCHF, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and gastroenteritis (acute) as well as the vaccine preventable childhood diseases like measles, pertussis and poliomyelitis and also the likely occurrence of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) cases.
Naegleria fowleri - Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).
fowleri, is known to infect humans by causing an acute, fulminant, usually lethal, brain infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a severe infection of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by Naegleria fowleri, a thermophilic, free-living ameba found worldwide (Visvesvara, Moura, & Shuster, 2007).
1093/cid/cis626) Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Deaths Associated With Sinus Irrigation Using Contaminated Tap Water.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis and the biology of Naegleria fowleri.
Cerebrospinal fluid centrifuge analysis in primary amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri.

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