encephalomeningitis


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Noun1.encephalomeningitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
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
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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This patient group should be kept under close vital and neurological examination follow-up for complications, such as encephalomeningitis, potential convulsions, and high intracranial pressure that can result in mortality.
[6] Complications such as pneumonitis, myocarditis, encephalomeningitis and acute renal failure have been frequently reported.
The differential diagnosis of this disease includes encephalomeningitis, canine distemper, toxoplasmosis, neosporosis, myopathies, and spina bifida [4, 5].