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Noun1.choriomeningitis - a cerebral meningitis with cellular infiltration of the meninges
lymphocytic choriomeningitis - a form of viral meningitis caused by a virus carried by the common house mouse
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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Studies performed in mice, infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus or the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, have shown that central memory T cells have a greater capacity than effector memory T cells to persist in vivo and are more efficient in mediating protective immunity because of their increased proliferative capacity [43].
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection was suspected, and LCMV-specific antibody was detected in blood and cerebrospinal fluid from the patient, confirming the diagnosis.
* Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Meningitis, New York, NY, 2009
Louis encephalitis, California Group, Eastern equine encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, measles, mumps, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, enteroviruses, varicella-zoster, cytomegalovirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, adenovirus, and influenza.
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is an arenavirus carried by rodents, most notably domestic house mice (Mus musculus), but also laboratory and pet rodents (1).
In addition, IHC assays for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, measles virus, and Trypanosoma cruzi were performed as previously described (8-10).
Balamuthia is one of several agents of severe or fatal encephalitis (e.g., West Nile virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and rabies virus) that have been transmitted through organ transplantation in recent years (10).
For some other viruses, including Guanarito, Junin, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and Sabia (all arenaviruses); simian virus 40; Titi monkey virus; and influenza A(H5N1) virus, human-to-human transmission is rare or merely suspected.
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is a rodent-borne virus that can be transmitted to humans through exposure to rodent urine, feces, saliva, or blood.
Other infectious agents associated with encephalitis, including West Nile virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and Balamuthia mandrillaris amebae, have been reported in clusters of solid organ transplant recipients (16).
In May 2005, CDC received reports of illness in four solid-organ transplant recipients who were later determined to have been infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) from a common organ donor (1).
All were discovered to have been infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) via a common organ donor (1).