cerebrospinal meningitis

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cerebrospinal meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges of both the brain and the spinal cord.
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cerebrospinal meningitis


cerebrospinal fever

(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
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(ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs)

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.
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
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In addition, pilgrims should have a valid identity card and obtain a vaccination certificate for cerebrospinal meningitis and other required vaccinations.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has made it mandatory for Haj pilgrims to be vaccinated against communicable diseases including yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis fever and polio.

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