cerebrospinal fever

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Noun1.cerebrospinal fever - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
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
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An infection can result in lung inflammation (pneumonia), life-threatening systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sepsis) and brain and cerebrospinal fever (meningitis).

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