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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Meningococcemia is also called meningococcal meningitis or cerebrospinal fever. The infection begins as a sore throat or upper respiratory tract infection before it deteriorates into high fever, skin bruising and lesions, leading to meningococcal pneumonia or meningitis.
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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