spinal meningitis


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spinal meningitis

n.
Inflammation of the membranes enclosing the spinal cord, especially a usually fatal form that affects infants and young children and is caused by a strain of a gram-negative bacterium (Hemophilus influenzae) formerly thought to cause influenza.
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Dee Vandenburg was bitten by a deer tick and unknowingly contracted Lyme disease, which went undiagnosed for four months and developed into spinal meningitis, (http://newyork.
Born on January 31, 1956 and taught to read by the age of four, Lydon was a clever boy confined to bed for a year from the age of seven while he recovered from spinal meningitis.
I had just had twin girls and one of them was diagnosed with spinal meningitis.
3, 2002, and by her infant son Allan Boyer, who died of spinal meningitis.
Twain - real name Samuel L Clemens - wrote A Family Sketch soon after his 24-year-old daughter Olive died of spinal meningitis in 1896, reports the BBC.
I was in the hospital for five weeks with spinal meningitis.