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men·in·gi·tis

 (mĕn′ĭn-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and the spinal cord, most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by fever, vomiting, intense headache, and stiff neck.

men′in·git′ic (-jĭt′ĭk) adj.

meningitis

(ˌmɛnɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain or spinal cord, caused by infection
meningitic adj

men•in•gi•tis

(ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the meninges, esp. of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles.
[1820–30]
men`in•git′ic (-ˈdʒɪt ɪk) adj.

men·in·gi·tis

(mĕn′ĭn-jī′tĭs)
Inflammation of the membranes (meninges) that enclose the brain and spinal cord, usually resulting from a bacterial infection.

meningitis

Inflammation of the linings of the brain (meninges) usually caused by a virus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infectionmeningitis - 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
choriomeningitis - a cerebral meningitis with cellular infiltration of the meninges
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
brain fever, cerebrospinal fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, epidemic meningitis - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis, meningoencephalitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
leptomeningitis - inflammation of the leptomeninges
Translations
إلْتِهاب السَّحاياالْتِهَابُ الْسَّحَايَا
meningitidazánět mozkových blan
meningitis
aivokalvontulehdus
meningitis
agyhártyagyulladás
heilahimnubólga
髄膜炎
뇌수막염수막염
meningitas
meningīts
zápal mozgových blán
hjärnhinneinflammation
เยื่อหุ้มสมองอักเสบ
viêm màng não

meningitis

[ˌmenɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs] Nmeningitis f inv

meningitis

[ˌmɛnɪndˈʒaɪtɪs] nméningite f

meningitis

meningitis

[ˌmɛnɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs] nmeningite f

meningitis

(meninˈdʒaitis) noun
a serious disease in which there is inflammation of the membranes round the brain or spinal cord.

meningitis

الْتِهَابُ الْسَّحَايَا meningitida meningitis Hirnhautentzündung μηνιγγίτιδα meningitis aivokalvontulehdus méningite meningitis meningite 髄膜炎 수막염 meningitis hjernehinnebetennelse zapalenie opon mózgowych meningite менингит hjärnhinneinflammation เยื่อหุ้มสมองอักเสบ menenjit viêm màng não 脑膜炎

men·in·gi·tis

n. meningitis, infl. de las meninges cerebrales o espinales;
cryptococcal ______ criptocócica;
meningcoccal ______ meningocócica;
viral ______ viral.

meningitis

n meningitis f
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Lin said that patients often to not present any obvious symptoms, but those that do will experience headaches, fever, aseptic meningitis, general malaise, altered level of consciousness, disorientation, brain damage, paralysis, and even coma or death.
Table 4 suggest Mean CSF ADA levels in tuberculous meningitis groups is significantly higher as compared to pyogenic meningitis group, aseptic meningitis group and control groups.
Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) has emerged as an etiologic agent of aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, encephalomyelitis, acute flaccid paralysis, and other severe systemic disorders, including neurogenic pulmonary edema, and cardiopulmonary failure (2).
Karsen et al reported that mean CSF ADA levels in tuberculous were 28.34 +- 14.83 IU/L, 8.71 +- 5.83 IU/L in neurobrucellosis, 6.18 +- 2.54 IU/L in purulent meningitis and 3.43 +- 3.48 U/L in aseptic meningitis, when cut off value of ADA levels were kept at 12.357.
The spectrum includes aseptic meningitis and brainstem encephalitis.
The patients with aseptic meningitis may present with a predominance of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the CSF during the first 24 hours of illness, thus making difficult to distinguish aseptic meningitis from bacterial meningitis.
Leptomeningeal contrast enhacement and blood-CSF barrier dysfunction in aseptic meningitis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm.
Common manifestations include a febrile illness with lesions on the palms, soles, oral mucous membranes, or perineum; and aseptic meningitis. Severe CNS EV-A71 infection can cause brainstem encephalitis leading to cardiopulmonary collapse and polio-like AFM (4).
"The impact of herpes zoster infection on the central nervous system can be significant, including cranial nerve palsy, encephalitis, encephalopathy, and aseptic meningitis. Patients can have long lasting residual neurologic deficits from this at six months or longer despite appropriate treatment.
Neuropsychiatric JSLE consisted of 19 syndromes which were used to verify the clinical manifestations in our patients including, aseptic meningitis, cerebrovascular disease (CVD), demyelinating syndrome (e.g., multiple sclerosis), headache, movement disorder, myelopathy, seizure disorder, acute confusional state, anxiety disorder, cognitive dysfunction, mood disorder, psychosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, autonomic neuropathy, mononeuropathy (single/multiplex), myasthenia gravis, cranial neuropathy, plexopathy, and polyneuropathy.
More rarely, aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, stroke, focal or generalized seizures, and cerebral aneurysms may develop [2].
Bader, "Intramuscular methotrexate-induced aseptic meningitis," Annals of Pharmacotherapy, vol.