cerebrospinal meningitis


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cerebrospinal meningitis

n.
Inflammation of the meninges of both the brain and the spinal cord.

cerebrospinal meningitis

or

cerebrospinal fever

n
(Pathology) an acute infectious form of meningitis caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, characterized by high fever, skin rash, delirium, stupor, and sometimes coma. Also called: epidemic meningitis

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.
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Noun1.cerebrospinal meningitis - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Cerebrospinal meningitis, an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by the common summer cold virus, is spreading in Japan but can be contained by simple hygienic measures, a national medical center said Tuesday.
The cerebrospinal meningitis epidemic that struck Nigeria in 1996 took at least 12,000 lives over a six-month period, and affected more than 100,000 people.
In Anhui Province, China, there has been a previously high risk for epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis.

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